Domaine Francois Merlin Côte-Rôtie

Domaine Francois Merlin Côte-Rôtie 2020

Regular price£61.00
Tax included.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

Domaine Merlin
France > Northern Rhône > Côte-Rôtie
François Merlin's 94 PT-rated Côte-Rôtie is a standout. Vines, aged between 20 to 60 years, thrive in thin topsoil on steep slopes, imbuing a unique complexity and character. It bursts with black cherry aromas and finishes with black olive notes. Paired best with steak, it promises elegance until 2045.


François Merlin, a passionate first-generation winemaker in the Northern Rhône, stands out as one of the most exciting names in the region today
By 2005, after nearly two decades, Merlin secured his presence in the prestigious Côte-Rôtie, underscoring the region's intense competition for vineyard real estate
Grapes are grown on ancient Roman terraces: the atypical Côte Brune plot
94 PTS - Decanter 


Intense aromas of black cherry, stewed fruits, and a jammy depth
Medium-bodied, delivering a well-balanced fruitiness underscored by graceful oak nuances
Finish: Captivating tannins, marked by savoury black olive undertones and a long finish


Located in the heart of Côte-Rôtie, Ampuis is distinguished by its remarkable microclimate. Benefiting from the warmth of southern sunlight combined with the cool, misty influences from Burgundy, it offers ideal conditions for producing expressive and exceptional wines
The region's steep hillsides boast narrow, ancient Roman terraces that capture and amplify the sun's rays
Vines, aged between 20 to 60 years, thrive in thin topsoil on steep slopes, giving the wine its unique complexity and character


Fermentation in concrete tanks, incorporating 20% whole bunches for added depth.
Aged in oak, with 20% new 


Pair with steak draped in a rich bordelaise sauce
2023-2045, evolving gracefully over the next two decades

in the press
94 PTS DECANTER - "Blood and iodine on the nose. Medium-bodied, but with good weight of fruit and very good balance. The oak works well, sitting in the background. The tannins are very present, but all well integrated and saturated in fruit. It has a long finish, between fruity and savoury. 20- to 60-year-old vines growing on an abrupt slope with very thin topsoil. Fermented in concrete tanks with 20% whole bunch; aged in demi-muids, 20% new." - Matt Walls - Decanter
Bottle Size: 75CL
ABV: 13.5%
Vintage: 2020

Roberson Wine offers secure and efficient delivery across the UK, partnering with EHD for storage and APC or PRESTIGE couriers for shipment.

Enjoy free UK delivery on orders over £150, with a £9.99 fee for smaller orders. Next working day delivery is available for orders placed by 12 PM. For remote UK addresses or international shipping, delivery times and charges vary; please email
for assistance.

Delivery options vary by order size, including standard, pre-12PM, and evening slots, with additional charges for premium times and Saturday delivery. For detailed delivery charges and options, please contact us.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.