Cote-Rotie Madiniere vintages are produced on Yves Cuilleron parcels. The 2011 Cote-Rotie is pleasant, luscious, and quite accessible. The nose exudes dark fruits and roasted notes that will certainly smoothen out with time. The palate is juicy and balanced with elegant, fine, silky tannins. Main Syrah aromas dominate the flamboyant, spicy retro-olfaction. Yves Cuilleron 2011 Cote-Rotie Madiniere can be enjoyed during the next five years but can also be cellared until, approximately, 2023 for more complexity.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Similarly-styled, yet with perhaps more minerality, the 2011 Cote Rotie Madiniere is another elegant, yet nicely fruited and textured effort from Yves. Raspberry, violets, plum pit and notions of wet stone all flow from this beauty and it is already hard to resist. Enjoy it over the coming decade.