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Jean-Michel Gerin

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2019
94
Dark ruby in color, the wine is elegant, soft, fresh, and vibrant with a beautiful purity to the sweet red fruits. The wine has lift, energy, and freshness, with a strong floral character in the nose and on the palate. You find a bit of dark chocolate along with the red fruits in the elegant finish. The wine was aged in demi-muids, of which 50% are new. La Vialliere marks the estate's 10th vintage producing wine from their 1.8 hectares planted on the incredibly steep slopes in this terroir. Drink from 2025-2042.

Dark ruby in color, the wine is elegant, soft, fresh, and vibrant with a beautiful purity to the sweet red fruits. The wine has lift, energy, and freshness, with a strong floral character in the nose and on the palate. You find a bit of dark chocolate along with the red fruits in the elegant finish. The wine was aged in demi-muids, of which 50% are new. La Vialliere marks the estate's 10th vintage producing wine from their 1.8 hectares planted on the incredibly steep slopes in this terroir. Drink from 2025-2042.

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2019
91
Flowers, a touch of espresso, smoke, black cherries, and licorice on the nose. Aged in 30% new, French oak, which still needs to better integrate to allow you to better enjoy the medium-bodied wine with all of its soft, silky, red fruits, refined tannins, and freshness. Drink from 2024-2034.

Flowers, a touch of espresso, smoke, black cherries, and licorice on the nose. Aged in 30% new, French oak, which still needs to better integrate to allow you to better enjoy the medium-bodied wine with all of its soft, silky, red fruits, refined tannins, and freshness. Drink from 2024-2034.

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2019
95
Smoke, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, roasted cherries, and forest leaf notes are on the nose. On the palate, you find a full-bodied, lush, ripe, round, seductive, long, deep, fruit-filled experience. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels. A few more years will add additional complexity to the wine as it becomes better integrated. The wine will age for decades. Drink from 2025-2045.

Smoke, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, roasted cherries, and forest leaf notes are on the nose. On the palate, you find a full-bodied, lush, ripe, round, seductive, long, deep, fruit-filled experience. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels. A few more years will add additional complexity to the wine as it becomes better integrated. The wine will age for decades. Drink from 2025-2045.

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2019
95
Dark red fruit, smoke, truffle, cigar wrapper, and vanilla create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is rich, supple, ripe, round, and loaded with sweet, red fruits, polished tannins, and a long, seductive, slightly warm finish. The vines are old with the oldest vines having been planted in 1928. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for 22 months before bottling. Drink from 2025 - 2045.

Dark red fruit, smoke, truffle, cigar wrapper, and vanilla create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is rich, supple, ripe, round, and loaded with sweet, red fruits, polished tannins, and a long, seductive, slightly warm finish. The vines are old with the oldest vines having been planted in 1928. The wine is aged in 30% new, French oak barrels for 22 months before bottling. Drink from 2025 - 2045.

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2019
93
The second vintage of this new wine comes from .8 hectares of vines planted in the rocky, Cote Bodin lieu-dit. Initially, you find espresso, smoke, flowers, herbs, crushed stone, and sweet red fruits on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, fresh, round, and lush with a sweetness to the ripe, supple, red fruits and silky tannins. The wine was aged in 20% new French oak barrels. Drink from 2025-2040.

The second vintage of this new wine comes from .8 hectares of vines planted in the rocky, Cote Bodin lieu-dit. Initially, you find espresso, smoke, flowers, herbs, crushed stone, and sweet red fruits on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, fresh, round, and lush with a sweetness to the ripe, supple, red fruits and silky tannins. The wine was aged in 20% new French oak barrels. Drink from 2025-2040.

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2016
92
White peaches drizzled over rocks, with honeysuckle accents, and a touch of vanilla bean is what's going on here.

White peaches drizzled over rocks, with honeysuckle accents, and a touch of vanilla bean is what's going on here.

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2015
97
Just a fabulous wine here. There is a richness to the texture, silky, sensuous textures and fruit that is ripe, pure, fresh and long. The combination of fresh, ripe, juicy, bright red fruits, crushed rock, smoke and salinity in the finish is a knockout!

Just a fabulous wine here. There is a richness to the texture, silky, sensuous textures and fruit that is ripe, pure, fresh and long. The combination of fresh, ripe, juicy, bright red fruits, crushed rock, smoke and salinity in the finish is a knockout!

3,133 Views   Tasted
2015
90
Forward, open, medium bodied, fresh, smoky and spicy, with a sweet and tart, red berry, crisp, tangy finish.

Forward, open, medium bodied, fresh, smoky and spicy, with a sweet and tart, red berry, crisp, tangy finish.

2,669 Views   Tasted
2014
93
Rich, smoky, meaty, black and dark, peppery red fruits with hints of spice, thyme, espresso, mesquite, olives, and herbs on the nose and on the round-textured, fresh palate. This is at the beginning of its prime-time drinking window. Drink from 2022-2032.

Rich, smoky, meaty, black and dark, peppery red fruits with hints of spice, thyme, espresso, mesquite, olives, and herbs on the nose and on the round-textured, fresh palate. This is at the beginning of its prime-time drinking window. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2010
95
Fresh, juicy, crisp, ripe and smoky, the fruit is ripe, with good sweetness, energy with a sappy, spicy, peppery kick and a hint of flowers. Still young, with air, this is showing quite nicely.

Fresh, juicy, crisp, ripe and smoky, the fruit is ripe, with good sweetness, energy with a sappy, spicy, peppery kick and a hint of flowers. Still young, with air, this is showing quite nicely.

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The texture is opulent, silky, lush and refined. There is weight and concentration. Still young, the wine is inky in color, with licorice, smoke, black, blue and red fruit all over the place. Further complicating matters, the wine is loaded with earth, rocks and stones. The finish really hangs in there. Freshness and purity, along with plush textures are the hallmark of this wine.

The texture is opulent, silky, lush and refined. There is weight and concentration. Still young, the wine is inky in color, with licorice, smoke, black, blue and red fruit all over the place. Further complicating matters, the wine is loaded with earth, rocks and stones. The finish really hangs in there. Freshness and purity, along with plush textures are the hallmark of this wine.

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2009
93
This is quite young, yet it's easy to see all the promise the wine displays with its rich layers of black raspberry, smoke, kirsch and licorice. On the palate, the rich wine is soft, lush and round, leaving you with a lasting impression of sweet dark red berries, spice, earth and freshness.

This is quite young, yet it's easy to see all the promise the wine displays with its rich layers of black raspberry, smoke, kirsch and licorice. On the palate, the rich wine is soft, lush and round, leaving you with a lasting impression of sweet dark red berries, spice, earth and freshness.

2,143 Views   Tasted
2007
90
Forward, medium bodied and surprisingly drinkable, if not mature at 10 years of age, this is a wine to drink now and over the next 5 years or so. You want to catch all the earthy, black raspberries, pepper and smoke before it fades.

Forward, medium bodied and surprisingly drinkable, if not mature at 10 years of age, this is a wine to drink now and over the next 5 years or so. You want to catch all the earthy, black raspberries, pepper and smoke before it fades.

2,727 Views   Tasted
2003
92
Silky, soft and sensuous, this is fully mature. Low in acid, this is all about the sexy texture and ripe black cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate and earthy nuances. Popped and poured, there is no reason to age this any longer.

Silky, soft and sensuous, this is fully mature. Low in acid, this is all about the sexy texture and ripe black cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate and earthy nuances. Popped and poured, there is no reason to age this any longer.

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This is in such a good place to taste today. All it took was a pop and pour, and it was ready to go with its pure, silky, black cherry essence, followed by licorice, earth, smoke, bacon fat and herbal notes in the perfume. Plush, luxurious, full bodied and fresh, with length, concentration and persistence.

This is in such a good place to taste today. All it took was a pop and pour, and it was ready to go with its pure, silky, black cherry essence, followed by licorice, earth, smoke, bacon fat and herbal notes in the perfume. Plush, luxurious, full bodied and fresh, with length, concentration and persistence.

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Sexy, sultry, lusty and frankly delicious, this has all the sweet, ripe and over ripe black cherries you need, coupled with licorice, black pepper, earth and garrigue. The fruit is perfectly polished, soft and refined, the wine is concentrated, long and really delivers a memorable tasting experience. Not much is made. so it's hard to find, but it's worth the effort and cost for at least a bottle or two.

Sexy, sultry, lusty and frankly delicious, this has all the sweet, ripe and over ripe black cherries you need, coupled with licorice, black pepper, earth and garrigue. The fruit is perfectly polished, soft and refined, the wine is concentrated, long and really delivers a memorable tasting experience. Not much is made. so it's hard to find, but it's worth the effort and cost for at least a bottle or two.

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Floral, licorice, bacon fat, black cherry liqueur, truffle, stone and pepper aromas caught your attention. Sexy, supple, suave and lush in texture, this low acid, opulent wine is an exotic pleasure machine. It's hard to find, but it's worth the effort to seek out a few bottles. It's not mature. but it's drinking great. If you have more than a few bottles, it's worth popping one at this stage to enjoy its exotic pleasures.

Floral, licorice, bacon fat, black cherry liqueur, truffle, stone and pepper aromas caught your attention. Sexy, supple, suave and lush in texture, this low acid, opulent wine is an exotic pleasure machine. It's hard to find, but it's worth the effort to seek out a few bottles. It's not mature. but it's drinking great. If you have more than a few bottles, it's worth popping one at this stage to enjoy its exotic pleasures.

2,349 Views   Tasted
2003
92
In a good spot, the wine serves up plenty of smoky red fruits, olivers, pepper and herbs. Soft, developed, medium-bodied and sweet, this is ready to go.

In a good spot, the wine serves up plenty of smoky red fruits, olivers, pepper and herbs. Soft, developed, medium-bodied and sweet, this is ready to go.

2,743 Views   Tasted
At peak, the nose with its olives, herbs, smoke and red fruits does not tell the entire story as the nose is almost quiet. The wine is best on the lush, soft, opulent, silky, kirsch and cherry-filled palate. The wine is a very textural experience. There is no reason for further aging.

At peak, the nose with its olives, herbs, smoke and red fruits does not tell the entire story as the nose is almost quiet. The wine is best on the lush, soft, opulent, silky, kirsch and cherry-filled palate. The wine is a very textural experience. There is no reason for further aging.

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Deep in color, with concentration, density, richness and ripe, dark fruits. There was no heat, or any sensation of over ripe flavors. Just pure fruits, silky, lush, juicy, fat textures and a long finish.

Deep in color, with concentration, density, richness and ripe, dark fruits. There was no heat, or any sensation of over ripe flavors. Just pure fruits, silky, lush, juicy, fat textures and a long finish.

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Now that the 2003 Cote Rotie vintage has a few years on it, the wines have really started to come around. Most are forward, fleshy, rich and offer decadent textures. The 2003 Gerin La Landonne is no exception. With a nose filled with bacon fat, flowers, cherries, black raspberries, earth, spice, smoke and charcoal, this is a voluptuous wine. Rich in texture, the wine feels great as it slides from the glass. It's only now starting to open. A few more years will add additional complexity to the wine.

Now that the 2003 Cote Rotie vintage has a few years on it, the wines have really started to come around. Most are forward, fleshy, rich and offer decadent textures. The 2003 Gerin La Landonne is no exception. With a nose filled with bacon fat, flowers, cherries, black raspberries, earth, spice, smoke and charcoal, this is a voluptuous wine. Rich in texture, the wine feels great as it slides from the glass. It's only now starting to open. A few more years will add additional complexity to the wine.

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1999
95
Licorice, cherry liqueur, truffle, cocoa, spice, earth, kirsch and herbs create the complex aromatics. Sweet, lush, full bodied and loaded with minerals and fresh strawberries, this can be enjoyed now, or for the next 15-20 years.

Licorice, cherry liqueur, truffle, cocoa, spice, earth, kirsch and herbs create the complex aromatics. Sweet, lush, full bodied and loaded with minerals and fresh strawberries, this can be enjoyed now, or for the next 15-20 years.

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This is a perfect reminder of what makes Cote Rotie so great. When you cannot afford Guigal, and you want to enjoy a bottle of La Landonne, this is the perfect choice. Bacon fat, pepper, flowers, black cherry, licorice, truffle, earth, black raspberryand kirsch make up the complex perfume. This elegant, stylish, silky, rich, supple, round wine delivers a wonderful expression of Syrah. With 20 minutes of decanting, the wine popped in the mouth and the nose and continued improving for the next two hours. It's hard to find, but worth the search.

This is a perfect reminder of what makes Cote Rotie so great. When you cannot afford Guigal, and you want to enjoy a bottle of La Landonne, this is the perfect choice. Bacon fat, pepper, flowers, black cherry, licorice, truffle, earth, black raspberryand kirsch make up the complex perfume. This elegant, stylish, silky, rich, supple, round wine delivers a wonderful expression of Syrah. With 20 minutes of decanting, the wine popped in the mouth and the nose and continued improving for the next two hours. It's hard to find, but worth the search.

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This wine opens with jammy blackberry, slate, bacon fat, pepper. mesquite, garrigue and floral aromatics. Massive, bold, masculine and powerful, this concentrated wine is acidic in the mouth. The wine ends in a long garrige filled finish. Still young, this Cote Rotie will improve with another 3-5 years.

This wine opens with jammy blackberry, slate, bacon fat, pepper. mesquite, garrigue and floral aromatics. Massive, bold, masculine and powerful, this concentrated wine is acidic in the mouth. The wine ends in a long garrige filled finish. Still young, this Cote Rotie will improve with another 3-5 years.

1,994 Views   Tasted
1999
96
If you like Cote Rotie with the perfect combination of bottle age and freshness, you came to the right place. With loads of fresh, spicy cherries, earth, flowers and minerality, the full bodied, elegant charmer ended with layers of sweet, perfectly ripe, peppery cherries. Splash decanted, this is really in a great place.

If you like Cote Rotie with the perfect combination of bottle age and freshness, you came to the right place. With loads of fresh, spicy cherries, earth, flowers and minerality, the full bodied, elegant charmer ended with layers of sweet, perfectly ripe, peppery cherries. Splash decanted, this is really in a great place.

2,463 Views   Tasted
Licorice, flowers, cherry liqueur, strawberry, wet earth, pepper, herbs and bacon fat scents get you on your way to a sensuous, exotic, fresh wine, filled with a sweet kirsch, blackberry, liqueur filled finish. The wine has nice lift, length and complexity, plus it's drinking in the sweet spot. Popped and poured, the wine began to fade about 2 1/2 hours after opening. It's close to peak and while there is no rush to pop a cork, it's not going to get much better, Sadly, it's almost impossible to find with a production that is close to 150 case for the world.

Licorice, flowers, cherry liqueur, strawberry, wet earth, pepper, herbs and bacon fat scents get you on your way to a sensuous, exotic, fresh wine, filled with a sweet kirsch, blackberry, liqueur filled finish. The wine has nice lift, length and complexity, plus it's drinking in the sweet spot. Popped and poured, the wine began to fade about 2 1/2 hours after opening. It's close to peak and while there is no rush to pop a cork, it's not going to get much better, Sadly, it's almost impossible to find with a production that is close to 150 case for the world.

3,223 Views   Tasted
Intoxicating scents of licorice, flowers, earth, plums, smoke, cherries, pepper and stone are present the moment the cork is popped. Sweet, ripe, refined, elegant and sensuous, this fresh wine ends with rich, layers of exquisite, polished, pure, black cherries and spice. This is drinking perfectly today and should improve over the next several years. If you're a Cote Rotie fan, while hard to find, it's the effort to locate a few bottles.

Intoxicating scents of licorice, flowers, earth, plums, smoke, cherries, pepper and stone are present the moment the cork is popped. Sweet, ripe, refined, elegant and sensuous, this fresh wine ends with rich, layers of exquisite, polished, pure, black cherries and spice. This is drinking perfectly today and should improve over the next several years. If you're a Cote Rotie fan, while hard to find, it's the effort to locate a few bottles.

2,983 Views   Tasted
99 Gerin Les Grandes Places Cote Rotie pops form the glass with aromatics of bacon fat, kirsch, wild strawberries, back raspberry, cinnamon, black cherry and white pepper. Rich, sexy, plush, round, elegant textures coat your mouth. The feeling of fresh ripe fruit with an essence of purity, coupled with black cherries, kirsch and a hint of licorice lasts for close to 40 seconds. This wine is produced in very small quantities. But it's worth seeking out as it offers a compelling expression of Cote Rotie.

99 Gerin Les Grandes Places Cote Rotie pops form the glass with aromatics of bacon fat, kirsch, wild strawberries, back raspberry, cinnamon, black cherry and white pepper. Rich, sexy, plush, round, elegant textures coat your mouth. The feeling of fresh ripe fruit with an essence of purity, coupled with black cherries, kirsch and a hint of licorice lasts for close to 40 seconds. This wine is produced in very small quantities. But it's worth seeking out as it offers a compelling expression of Cote Rotie.

2,776 Views   Tasted
1998
92
Black fruits, spicy oak and floral aromas accompany the plumy, black cherry, kirsch accented velvety finish.

Black fruits, spicy oak and floral aromas accompany the plumy, black cherry, kirsch accented velvety finish.

1,720 Views   Tasted
1998
93
Packed with meaty, red and black fruits, spice and a cool sappy quality, this elegantly styled wine finshed with long clean flavors.

Packed with meaty, red and black fruits, spice and a cool sappy quality, this elegantly styled wine finshed with long clean flavors.

1,502 Views   Tasted
1996
90
A positive surprise for the vintage. Blackberry, oak, fresh pepper, herbs and spearmint on the nose. Fully mature, this wine ends with black cherry and kirsch flavors.

A positive surprise for the vintage. Blackberry, oak, fresh pepper, herbs and spearmint on the nose. Fully mature, this wine ends with black cherry and kirsch flavors.

2,077 Views   Tasted