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2017 Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond Côte-Rôtie Côte Rozier

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May 19, 2024 - $51



95Vinous / IWC

Expansive, smoke-tinged cherry, dark berry preserve, peony and incense aromas show excellent clarity, and a peppery element adds spicy lift. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering densely packed yet shockingly lively red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors and a touch of star anise. Shows superb energy on the seamless, strikingly long finish, which is firmed by sneaky tannins and sharpened by a kick of smoky minerality.

94The Wine Advocate

...full-bodied, creamy and lush, showing excellent ripeness allied to ample complexity. Hints of herbs, mocha, vanilla and meat accent mulberry fruit, finishing on a long, silky note.

93James Suckling

There’s a complex array of apricots and red cherries on offer here with fresh and fragrant flowers and spices. The palate has a very neatly crafted set of cherries and summer berries with peaches, fresh spices and stony freshness to close.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Meaty, toasty, spicy – lots of personality and fragrance. Chalky tannins, bright acid, violet and black pepper aromas on the finish.


France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.