2017 Clusel Roch Cote Rotie Vialliere

2017 Clusel Roch Cote Rotie Vialliere


The Viallière is one off the two “Grand cru” sites farmed by the Clusels, although the Viallière is sort of underappreciated/under hyped. For the single parcel cru identity and “as good as it gets” hunter, this is your stop. Get what you can……

“”(casks, bottling Aug 2019) dark red; smoky bacon, raspberry, floral airs – the bouquet has a sexy curve, potential roundness of shape over time. This is STGT Viallière, bang on the mark even in this hot vintage – its floral and soft gras comes with a peek out of rocky and welcoming tannins towards the finish, which is aromatic. Despite the heat, it’s very good to have such terroir in the glass. The red fruit streams along well with a little vintage thickness in it. 13.5°. 3,000 b. From 2021-22. 2043-45” 4.5 stars John Livingstone Learmonth (higher than the 2016, in his estimation)….

“Inky ruby. Highly expressive, mineral-accented blackberry, cherry, potpourri and exotic spice aromas take on a licorice nuance as the wine opens up. Intense black and blue fruit, floral pastille, cola and spicecake flavors are firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Puts on weight on an extremely persistent, sharply delineated finish that repeats the dark berry and floral notes and leaves a hint of succulent herbs and smoky minerals behind.” 94 Josh Raynolds

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