"Crisp and focused, the 2016 Cote Rotie Neve still needs some additional bottle age before it will be ready for prime time. Pencil shavings and smoke frame tart red berry flavors in this medium to full-bodied wine that offers plenty of intensity, culminating in a long, cranberry-ish finish."
93 points, Wine Advocate (November 2018)
"Assertive, fresh, cedary oak driving greener-wood aromas into pepper-dusted, ripe blueberries and blackberries. The palate is a little overrun by the oak, too. Resinous and creamy. Needs time to settle and reveal the black fruit below. From organically grown grapes."
93 points, jamessuckling.com (August 2018)
"Bright purple. Heady, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of cherry, black currant and olive are accompanied by a sexy floral quality that builds as the wine opens up. Juicy, appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors show excellent depth, focus and spicy thrust. Delivers a compelling blend of power and elegance and finishes with persistent sweetness and velvety, building tannins."
(93-95) points, Vinous (June 2018)
"Named after the lieu-dit, which is located next to Viallière, the 2016 Côte Rôtie Nève sports a deep purple/ruby-tinged color as well as an exotic bouquet of cassis, blueberries, crushed rocks, graphite, and violets. Very young, vibrant, and unevolved, yet with terrific density and purity, it's a fabulously textured, balanced wine that's going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and cruise for 15+ years."
95+ points, jebdunnuck.com (December 2018)
"Black fruit with a juicy, smoky aroma and firm, filigree tannin on the palate. Powerful grip here, which seems to be restraining the fragrance. No doubt of the concentration – what is needed here is patience."
17++ points, jancisrobinson.com (Novemeber 2017)
M. Chapoutier is a renowned producer in the northern Rhône valley, producing a diverse array of benchmark wines from the region’s most prestigious appellations. The Chapoutier family has roots in the region dating from 1808; however it is under the current leadership of winemaker Michel Chapoutier that quality at the estate has soared. Since taking over the family firm, Michel Chapoutier has overseen the dramatic transformation of the estate’s vineyards to biodynamic practices. Winemaking philosophy has also changed significantly with a more sensitive oak regime now in place to allow the wine’s character to show through. The wines are also bottled unfined and unfiltered. M.Chapoutier is famous both for the "téte de cuvées" wines from old vine vineyards including La Mordorée and Hermitage La Pavillon and its range of rare Sélections Parcellaires; celebrated single-vineyard wines from the Northern Rhone’s most site, the Hill of Hermitage.