2007 Patrick et Christophe Bonnefond "Les Rochains" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival)
93-95 points Robert Parker: "From a vineyard planted in schist soils, the 2007 Côte-Rôtie Les Rochains exhibits an inky/purple color in addition to a more exotic, floral-scented nose displaying notions of sweet raspberry and cassis fruit, licorice, underbrush, and pain grille. Super-exotic, flamboyant, and remarkably soft and velvety, it should drink beautifully for 10-15 years. It is a hedonistic, head-turning, top-notch Côte-Rôtie." (04/09) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark violet. Sexy dark berry and floral aromas are complicated by anise, incense and cola. Deep in dark fruit and cherry pit flavor but energetic, with potent mineral and floral qualities gaining strength with air. The floral and mineral notes echo on the clear, sweet finish." (Jan/Feb 2010) ETA: June 1, 2010.