95 Pont Score by VINOUS Media
Glass-staining ruby. Displays intensely perfumed red and blue fruit liqueur, licorice, floral and smoked meat aromas, along with building cracked pepper and Moroccan spice qualities. Offers deeply concentrated but impressively lively, mineral-driven cassis, bitter cherry, violet pastille and smoky bacon flavors that turn spicier with aeration. Subtly gripping tannins support a very long, incisive finish that emphatically repeats the floral and blue fruit notes.94-96 point score by Jeb Dunnuck
94-96 Point score by The Wine Advocate
Barruol's 2020 Cote Rotie blends fruit from both ends of the appellation to create an exciting blend of violets and blueberries on the nose. It's medium to full-bodied, but richly concentrated and silky, with a lingering, elegant finish. Terrific stuff.
“I loved the 2020 Côte Rôtie, which is certainly the standout from the North. Coming from both the southern and northern ends of the appellation, it’s full-bodied, ripe, and textured, yet never loses a sense of Côte Rôtie elegance. Lots of bacon fat, exotic flowers (I wrote liquid violet in my notes), and gamey blue fruits define the nose. The balance is spot on, it has silky tannins and is just another brilliant wine.”