International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 130, January/February 2007. ($150) Bright red. Explosive, intensely perfumed bouquet encompasses smoky red and dark berries, cherry, fresh and dried flowers and an intriguing minerality. Deep in concentrated blackberry and raspberry preserve flavors but also boasts superb freshness and clarity. The bright, tangy finish doesn't want to quit, throwing off notes of floral pastille, graphite, tobacco and sweet red and dark berries. The wine's tannins are overwhelmed by sweet fruit.
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 91-94 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 163.
Robert Parker(2003 Vintage) "Seventy percent of the stems were utilized in the 2003 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde. This profound Cote Rotie boasts an exquisite nose of bacon fat, sweet black cherry jam, raspberries, melted licorice, chocolate, and hints of herbes de Provence, licorice, and smoke. Voluptuous and full-bodied, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10-12 years."