ready-improve2019 St Véran, La Côte-Rotie, Olivier Merlin

Product: 2019-0750-00-8034157
  • Neal Martin, Vinous
  • William Kelley, Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will improve


The 2019 Saint-Véran Côte-Rôtie comes from 1.2-hectares on limestone soils in the upper part of the lieu-dit that abuts Pouilly-Fuissé Sur La Roche. The bouquet is the most mineral-driven of Merlin’s four Saint-Vérans, crushed stones, Granny Smith apples and a touch of orange pith. The palate is very well balanced with touches of white truffle and orange zest and is concentrated with fine salinity on the finish. Excellent. Drink 2022-2040

92/100 Neal Martin, Vinous

From a 1.2-hectare parcel that touches Pouilly-Fuissé La Roche, Merlin's 2019 Saint-Véran La Côte-Rotie mingles aromas of pear and orange with hints of nutmeg and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, it's round and succulent, with a fleshy core of fruit.

90/100 William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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{color} White {color}                                                              
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{ratings} [] Jasper Morris MW ::87-89/100
Bottle Price 75 cl $235.00