92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Black cherry preserves are dusted with mocha and candied violets in this fragrant, airy expression of Côte-Rôtie. Composed of 98% Syrah and just 2% Viognier, it's a plush, glossy wine made with fully destemmed grapes and matured in 25% new oak. Slim and softly treading, it's welcoming young but should gain complexity nicely through 2030."
**** John Livingstone-Learmonth
“Dark red; the oak is forward, gives a varnish top to a concentrated black berry aroma, cassis notably. The palate has structure, a firm make-up, a square shape, the fruit pretty liberal, but the wrapping is tight, the content grounded, deep. It has an inky-tarry, black olives close. Needs five years. This is thorough, has good heart, is not a patsy.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
Domaine de Rosiers is located in the heart of Ampuis and is owned and managed by the young Maxime Gourdain who has recently taken over the Domaine from his uncle Louis Drevon. The Domaine started bottling wines under their own name in 1976. The estate manages over 28 parcels on the hillsides of Ampuis, with vineyard holdings next to the famous La Landonne vineyard and Chateau Grillet. They produce wine in typical Cote-Rotie fashion with a dominance of Syrah featuring a touch of Viognier for added complexity. Domaine de Rosiers is an unpretentious, high-quality Cote-Rotie producer, marked by traditional winemaking. Cuvee Drevon is sourced from five different locations, with the vines varying from 38 to 80 years in age. About 2% Viognier is added to the Syrah for a little added freshness. The quantities of this cuvee have been reduced in recent years in favor of producing higher quality wine. The wine is a nod to the uncle and previous owner of the domain, Louis Drevon, who helps his nephew with everything and lets him build the wines with his own style.