WTN: A couple of northern Rhones

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WTN: A couple of northern Rhones

Postby robs_r » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:39 am

Hi all!

Another topic I can contribute, great! I love to pair the northern Rhone Syrahs with lamb and seem to prefer them to their southern cousins because of their more elegant and "cooler" flavour profile.

  • 2000 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (12/4/2006)
    Still youthful, almost no signs of age. Typical young northern Rhone Syrah with nice dark fruit, medium body, good acidity. Ok finish. Quite similar to the '01 Ogier La Rosine. Went well with the lamb chops. Drink or hold.
  • 2001 Domaine du Colombier Crozes-Hermitage - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage (4/3/2006)
    Beautiful cherry red, nose a bit stinky, medium body with red fruit, barnyard and good acidity. Quite typical young northern Rhone Syrah. Still young and nice with food. Drink or keep.
  • 2000 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Syrah Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes La Rosine - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes (2/12/2006)
    Not a lot of difference to the last time, an elegant by no means big wine. Not a lot of northern Rhone funk, medium body, resolved tannins and very pleasent with lamb chops.
  • 2001 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Syrah Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes La Rosine - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes (11/21/2005)
    No formal tasting note but this was pretty nice. Young and fresh with a pleasent finish. Went well with the lamb. I didn't decant it (left the bottle open for some time). For me, the 2000 is better at the moment. Drink or hold.
  • 2000 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Syrah Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes La Rosine - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes (8/15/2005)
    After opening earthy on the nose. The funk blew off and revealed nice red fruits. Medium body and good acidity, very satisfying with lamb stew (with olives and aubergines). Resolved tannins but not a lot of secondary aromas. This wine is probably at peak but will hold for some time. Considerable depot in the bottle. Good wine. Update: still nice on the second day.
  • 2001 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (2/25/2005)
    [i]Blind: I actually guessed northern Rhone Syrah, although I never had a Cote Rotie. Far too young, stinky nose and powerful tannins but behind that one could find beautiful syrah fruit and great structure. My WOTN. Do not touch for many years!


By the way, Happy New Year to all of you!

Regards, Robert

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Re: TN: A couple of northern Rhones

Postby Redwinger » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:22 am

robs_r wrote:2001 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie (2/25/2005)
[i]Blind: I actually guessed northern Rhone Syrah, although I never had a Cote Rotie. Far too young, stinky nose and powerful tannins but behind that one could find beautiful syrah fruit and great structure. My WOTN. Do not touch for many years!

Robert,
Thanks for kicking off this month with some tasting notes from the No. Rhone. Jamet is my "desert island" producer and in some circles I'm known as a Jamet slut. I do appreciate you taking one for the team with the 2001 vintage. Like you said, don't touch for many years. I won't be touching any of mine for at least 5 or 6 years and I suspect they still will be a bit on the young side even.
FWIW, I had the 1999 jamet CR early last year and thought it was approachable, but still young.
On a slight tangent, I have a 2001 Emmanuel Darnaud Crozes-Hermitage in the tasting queque and will post a note once I get around to popping the cork.
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