The last ten years of Côte-Rôtie


  • 2014 currently aging. low yield. Fruity wines and easy to drink young.

  • 2013  A late year with small yield. Coloured, structured wines.


  • 2012 Meaty, balanced wines.


  • 2011 An early year. Elegant, pedigree wines


  • 2010 A balanced year. Pleasant texture to the tannins A year for ageing.


  • 2009 An early vintage. Complete wines. Smooth, mature tannins.


  • 2008 Very small yield. A fruity year. Ideal to drink young.


  • 2007 Low yield. Gourmet, mature wines with low acidity.


  • 2006 Wines with an exceptionally deep colour. Fruity, full-bodied wines with good volume.


  • 2005 A very dry year (30% lower rainfall than in normal years). The wines are colourful and robust. Quite low yield.


  • 2004 A classic Côte-Rôtie vintage with fresh wines. A vintage that is more elegant than structured. It can be enjoyed young.

Other years of Côte-Rôtie...

  • 2003 Heat wave A sun drenched vintage. Very low yield and early harvest. Concentrated wines with notes of preserves.

  • 2002 A fruity year. Ideal to drink young.


  • 2001 A balanced, refined vintage.

  • 2000 1st vintage of the new millennium. A classic year for Côte-Rôtie wines. A gourmet vintage.


  • 1999 A great year for concentration and balance Complete wines.


  • 1998 The vintage with highly pronounced tannins. A good year.


  • 1997 A vintage with a low acidity. Rounded, harmonious wines.


  • 1996 A vintage with a good level of acidity.


  • 1995 High in tannins, a vintage for ageing.

Other vintages were also notable.

  • In living memory: 1991 (great finesse) 1990 (matured well) 1989 (full-bodied) 1988 (structure) 1985 (balance) 1983 (concentrated) 1978 (excellent)


  • In the records: 1811 (the comet's wine, year with low yield, high quality wines) 1781 (a vintage known for its abundance) 1778 (excellent wine)


Winemakers’ tips
Côte-Rôtie wines are meant to be enjoyed, shared with friends or savoured in quiet, relaxing moments...