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Jeb Dunnuck: 95+ Points for Neve Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2017

Image 5-6-20 at 2.58 PMJeb Dunnuck 
awarded 95+ points to Neve Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2017.

“From a vineyard just near Viallière and Grandes Places, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Neve is brought up all in barrels, 25% or less being new, which is the same élevage as the Mordorée. Nevertheless, it shows a very different personality compared to the Mordorée, with more minerality, austerity, tannins, and structure. Blackberries, currants, scorched earth, and graphite notes as well as incredible minerality all give way to a backward, concentrated, structured, beast of a Côte Rôtie. There are just 181 cases made, but it’s stunning stuff worth seeking out. “