2000 Edmont et David Duclaux Côte-Rôtie
90 points Wine Spectator Insider: "Starting to show some mature licorice, cedar and coffee notes to go with its black cherry and mineral flavors. Chewy and briary throughout, with bittersweet cocoa, black olive and black currant notes on the dense finish. Drink now through 2015." (07/27/05) According to Robert Parker: "The 2000 Cote Rotie’s medium ruby color is accompanied by a soft, light, elegant-styled wine...it provides pretty raspberry and red currant flavors with hints of licorice and herbs. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. This estate, now run by Edmond Duclaux’s two sons, David and Benjamin, utilizes only barriques and demi-muids (650-liter barrels), approximately 50% new. The wines are delicate, feminine examples of Cote Rotie not dissimilar from those produced by Patrick Jasmin." (06/03) K&L's notes - This wine from the northern Rhône is an elegant contrast to the Crozes-Hermitage. More delicate in style, the Domaine Duclaux is understated with raspberry, currant and red cherry fruits, anise and a faint whiff of herbs.