Winery/Brand: Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin
Region: Northern Rhone
Area: Cote Rotie
Wine Advocate: 90
Wine Spectator: 94
Anotnio Galloni: 92
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: Syrah
Production: 180 cases
WS=94 This shows impressive depth for the vintage, with alluring mocha and incense aromatics backed by a long, iron-framed palate of black cherry, blackberry, and fig fruit. The finish is full of grip, with finely cut mineral and spice notes that linger on, thanks to well-embedded acidity. Best from 2010 through 2021. 180 cases made.
AG=92 Saturated red color. Blackberry, blueberry, licorice, and cola on the nose. Becomes spicier and more mineral-driven with air, picking up graphite and iron qualities. Brighter red berry character in the mouth, displaying sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and soft tannins. Very smooth, with excellent finishing clarity and sweetness. This is already delicious.
WA=90 The 2006 Cote Rotie La Landonne’s dark ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of black olives, burning embers, smoked meats, truffles, and black currants. Medium-bodied with attractively integrated oak (it was aged in 100% new oak casks), an alluring texture, and a long finish, it is the finest 2006 produced at this estate.