The Maison Tardieu-Laurent Côte Rôtie is a 100% Syrah, farmed organically in the tradition of all wines from this family-run house. A light bodied wine that is both savoury and smoky on the palate, this has gentle, captivating tannins.
As one of the leading négociants in the Rhône, Maison Tardieu-Laurent have access to some of the most established old vines in the region. Tardieu-Laurent handpick the producers whose fruit finds its way into all of their wines, thus producing exemplary expressions of Rhône terroir at all tiers.
"Mid purplish crimson. Very heady cocktail of blossom and warm stones on the nose. The tannins have been beautifully worked. This is a real charmer with delicacy and finesse. You want to drink this straight away! Supple and transparent with lightly sandy tannins. Evidence of such a gentle hand… Entrancing."
18.5 points, JancisRobinson.com (September 2017)
"Bright purple. A highly expressive, spice-accented bouquet evokes fresh black raspberry, blueberry, candied flowers, incense and Indian spices. Palate-staining red and blue fruit compote flavors are complicated by hints of cracked pepper and violet pastille, and a black cardamom nuance gains strength in the glass. Discreet, pliant tannins add gentle grip to a very long, incisive finish that strongly echoes the floral and mineral notes."
(93-95) points, Vinous (June 2018)
"Tightly wound, with a solid core of dark currant, raspberry and blackberry reduction notes, laced with sweet tobacco, singed mesquite and sanguine details. Shows piercing focus on the finish, with serious length as the mineral edge lingers."
94 points, Wine Spectator (2019)