Saturated ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet displays aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry compote and vanilla, complicated by exotic floral pastille and peppery spice notes. Powerful blackberry and cassis flavors show excellent depth and building sweetness, along with a hint of smokiness. The spice and floral qualities repeat emphatically on the finish, which hangs on with superb tenacity and building tannins.
93 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Mar 2016)
The star of the 2013s is the 2013 Côte Rôtie les Rochains. All from the Côte Blonde, it reveals an inky purple color to go with impressive notes of graphite, smoked earth, crushed violets and darker berry fruits. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated with bright acidity and fine tannin, it drinks nicely today with a short decant but will evolve nicely for a decade.
91 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 222 - Dec 2015)