Wine Spectator Notes
Sleek and racy, with light brambly tannins underscoring the mix of damson plum, bitter cherry and red currant fruit. Light alder and bay leaf notes add tension through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate Notes
Dense and tightly packed, the 2015 Cote Rotie Lieu-Dit Montmain will need some time to come around. Right now, it offers little more than hints of espresso and black olives, ample weight and concentration, firm tannins and a long, raspberry-tinged finish. - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
Inky ruby. Heady, smoke- and spice-accented blackberry, boysenberry and violet aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of olive with air. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated dark fruit and floral pastille flavors that show surprising energy for their heft. The very long, penetrating finish features firm, minerally cut, an echo of juicy blue fruit and chewy tannins that come in late. This brawny wine carries 15% alcohol. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous
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Sep 24, 2019The Ferraton family of wines is criminally underrated in the States with a larger, loyal following in Europe. Because of this, their wines over-perform for their price. The Cote Rotie Lieu Dit Montmain comes from their négociant side and is biodynamically farmed. The vineyard of Montmain is in the Cote Brune section of Cote Rotie and gives you a Syrah full of black & red fruits combined with power and structure. It does not hurt that 2015 is a vintage that will be talked about for decades to come in the Northern Rhone and adds to the typicity of this wine. Add this wine to cellar and watch it beautifully evolve over the coming decades or give it some air and pair with a superbly seasoned meat off the grill.