Robert Parker(1998 Vintage) "An amazing effort is the 1998 Cote Rotie, which comes from three hillside vineyards - La Landonne, Les Grandes Places, and Cote Rozier. The wine's dark purple color is followed by an explosive, exotic bouquet of bacon fat, cherry liqueur, black olives, roasted meats, and toasty wood. This expressive, voluptuously-textured, full-bodied, powerful, concentrated Cote Rotie reveals some tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020."
International Wine Cellar(1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 82, January/February 1999. Dark ruby-red. Roasted aromas of black fruits, cherry confiture, game, woodsmoke and chestnut. Supple, lush and sweet, with lovely inner-mouth perfume. Uncanny texture and ripeness for the vintage. Finishes peppery and long, with sweet tannins. A very good showing.
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/97.