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.
DOMAINE CLUSEL-ROCH 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+
|Wine maker notes
|this cuvee makes up most of the wine we produce. It comes from vines located above the hamlet of Verenay, mainly in the place known as “La Vialliere”, but also in ”Champon”, ”Le Plomb” and ”Verenay”.
The assemblage from these places gives fine, elegant wines, although they do have a definite tannic presence.
They can be drunk in the year after bottling, to take full advantage of the youthful aromas or a few years later, when age will have added to their complexity.
|For as long as we can remember, in the garden or in the vineyard, farming has always been a part of our family history. We are fervent farmers and fervent winegrowers. This passion for the soil, vines, good wine and good food, means that we continue to follow our family heritage. It drives us to cultivate our Earth in the most natural way possible, whether it is on the vertiginous slopes of Cote-Rotie or on the softer grounds of the Coteaux du Lyonnais.
The estate is currently run by Gilbert Clusel, Brigitte Roch and their son Guillaume Clusel. It has eight hectares of vineyards, half a hectare of Condrieu and the rest Cote-Rotie. On three historic vineyards of the Lyonnais Ampuis (Aoc Cote-Rotie), Condrieu (Aoc Condrieu), Millery (Aoc Coteaux Du Lyonnais)