2018 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre

Syrah - 750ML
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WA 97 VN 93
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2020

(94 - 97 points) Tasted from a new barrel, the 2018 Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre features mocha and plum notes. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with that weight offset by cool menthol notes, and the lengthy finish even...
VN 93

Vinous, December 2022

Opaque ruby. Expansive blackberry, licorice, smoky bacon, vanilla and potpourri scents are complemented by a peppery overtone. Seamless and broad in the mouth, offering concentrated dark fruit preserve, olive, mocha and...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre, a captivating red wine from the esteemed Cote Rotie appellation in the Rhone region of France. This wine is a true masterpiece, crafted with the utmost care and expertise by renowned producer Pierre Gaillard.

In the glass, this Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre presents a deep, alluring red color that hints at the complexity and depth that awaits. The nose is an olfactory symphony, with intoxicating aromas of mocha and plum dancing together in perfect harmony. It is a bouquet that captivates the senses, drawing you in with its seductive allure.

On the palate, this wine reveals its full-bodied nature, enveloping the mouth with a richness and velvety texture that is simply divine. The weight of the wine is beautifully balanced by cool menthol notes, providing a refreshing contrast that adds a layer of complexity to the overall experience. The finish is long and lingering, a testament to the exceptional quality of this wine.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2018 Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre an impressive score of 97 points, describing it as a wine that showcases the contrast in styles provided by Gaillard's top bottlings of Côte Rôtie. The esteemed publication commends the wine's full-bodied character and velvety texture, noting the refreshing menthol notes that add a unique touch.

Vinous also lavishes praise upon this exceptional red wine, giving it a score of 93 points. The review highlights the expansive aromas of blackberry, licorice, smoky bacon, vanilla, and potpourri. The seamless and broad palate offers concentrated dark fruit preserve, olive, mocha, and floral pastille flavors, with a suave suggestion of exotic spices. The finish is characterized by the lingering spice and dark fruit notes, accompanied by slowly building tannins and remarkable tenacity.

This 2018 Pierre Gaillard Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre is a true gem in the world of wine, a testament to the artistry and passion of its producer. It is a wine that demands to be savored and appreciated, a true connoisseur's delight. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delectable meal, this Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre is sure to leave a lasting impression.