Steve Tanzer 92 points - Very racy and tight, delivering a saturated core of anise, black pepper, plum and steeped black currant fruit, all tightly balled up by a strong iron spine, with mouthwatering cut. A sweet tapenade note chimes in on the finish. Should unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2024.—J.M.
2009 CLUSEL-ROCH COTE ROTIE
"Bright ruby. Complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit preserves, star anise and cracked pepper, with slow-building florality. Juicy, palate-staining black raspberry and blueberry flavors are brightened by a zesty mineral quality and become sweeter with air. Closes with a whiplash of spices and impressive length." Steve Tanzer 92 points Drink 2014+