“An impressive blend of power and finesse” -
2013 Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Posted by Joe Salamone

We've been waiting for our Bénetière allocation for a long time.

Lately, we've been obsessed with 2013 Northern Rhône. Côte-Rôtie seems like a sweet spot for the vintage.

And Bénetière doesn't disappoint.

This is a difficult email to write. Bénetière only has 2.5ha, and it's a challenge finding even a few cases. In 2013, things are even uglier. Yields were down and allocations were cut.

The 2013 Côte-Rôties have deeply impressed us. The wines have explosive aromatics and beautiful finesse and energy. Even in this context, Bénetière's Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux is seriously exciting.

2013 was a stunning vintage for Bénetière’s Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux. This is easily the best vintage we've seen since 2010. The level of harmony, balance and structure in the 2013s is striking. Côte-Rôtie is famous for being the most Burgundian expression of Syrah, and Bénetière’s 2013 Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux beautifully captures its incisive minerality and lifted elegance.

In 2013, the Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux delivers its iron minerality, floral notes and savory dark fruit with incredible precision and detail. For all of the wine's depth and density, the presentation is fresh and bright. Josh Raynolds nails the 2013 when he writes it “shows an impressive blend of power and finesse”.

We've been receiving emails for months asking when we'll be receiving Bénetière's 2013 Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux. Given the short vintage, Bénetière's success in 2013 and the sharp pricing, we expect this to disappear quickly. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2013 Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux


Josh Raynolds: "Brilliant ruby. Sexy, mineral-accented dark berry and floral pastille scents show excellent clarity and hints of olive and cola. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering juicy black and blue fruit flavors and zesty cracked pepper and allspice nuances. Shows an impressive blend of power and finesse on a very long, youthfully tannic finish that leaves a lively blueberry note behind."