Dark ruby red. Exotic Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas on the nose. On the palate round and supple tannins, and raspberry and blackberry flavors. A harmony of integrated acidity and tannins, both of which add aging potential, but even at an early stage are softened by long aging in oak.
93 Points - James Suckling
Beautiful spice and pepper in this light, elegant and fragrant syrah that offers red-berry and wild-herb nuances. The palate has fine, light and spicy tannins with a smooth, supple and even finish. Dark chocolate to close. Drink or hold.
92 Points - Wine Spectator
This is bright and high-pitched, with violet, rose petal and lavender notes leading off, followed by red currant and damson plum fruit flavors. They all give way steadily to sage, bay leaf and olive details through the finish, which delivers a cool and pleasantly herbaceous feel in the end. Drink now through 2030.
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Recently bottled, the 2014 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde spent 36 months in half new and half second-fill oak. It’s a bit lightweight perhaps, but it boasts pretty cherry and raspberry fruit accented by cedar, pepper and herbal notes. It finishes on a silky, mouthwatering note, so drink the 2014 while waiting for other vintages to mature.