Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron

Rhône, France

Vintage:2020 (Current)

2019 (Past) |

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Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron 2020
  • WS 94
  • JD 93
  • VFTC 92


Jeb Dunnuck

93 Points

March 2024, Jeb Dunnuck

“Of the two Côte Rôties, the 2020 Côte Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron is clearly the more forward and charming, with a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, blueberries, spring flowers, and bacon fat all defining this deep purple-hued, medium to full-bodied 2020. All Syrah from a mix of terroirs, aged in new and once used barrels, it has the vintage’s ripe, voluptuous, sexy style yet has sound underlying tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. Drink this incredibly pleasurable Côte Rôtie over the coming decade or so. ”

View From the Cellar

92 Points

September 2023, John Gilman

“The 2020 Côte-Rôtie “Seigneur de Maugiron” bottling from Maison Delas Frères is crafted from fruit from both the Côte de Brune and the Côte de Blonde. The wine is fermented in cement vats, given a couple of days “cold soak” and then raised in Burgundy barrels for fourteen to sixteen months, with the oak either new or “one wine” in age. The 2020 Seigneur de Maugiron tips the scales at 13.5 percent octane and offers up a deep, complex and gently new oaky nose of cassis, espresso, pepper, roasted meats, dark soil tones, nutty new oak and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, young and complex, with a rock solid core of fruit, ripe, chewy tannins and fine balance on the long, promising finish. This needs plenty of hibernation time, but is going to be a fine example. 2033-2065+.”

Wine Spectator

94 Points

February 28, 2023, James Molesworth

“This has an earthy, old-school feel, with licorice root, blackberry and cassis coursing alongside warm graphite, leather and cumin. Gains a jolt of freshness from anise and menthol accents, and there is impressive depth toward the lengthy finish. Best from 2025 through 2035.”


This very ancient region dates back to the Roman Era and is located on the right bank of the Rhône. This cuvée is a blend of grapes coming from the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde vineyards. It is said that during the Middle Ages, "The Seigneur de Maugiron" gave a hillside to each of his two daughters — one was brunette and the other blonde—thus, were born the names of “Côte Brune” and “Côte Blonde.” Wines from the Côte Blonde tend to be more delicate and lighter in character than the fuller wines of the Côte Brune. Together they make a wine of style and substance. The steep, terraced hillsides along the river produce wines that are among the biggest reds of France.


In the northern part of the vineyard, the Côte Brune consists of extremely steep, terraced slopes of ferruginous mica schists which are covered with schist sand (arzel).The Côte Blonde has a varied geology with gneiss and granite predominating at the most southern side of the appellation. The climate is tempered continental with dry, hot summers and regular rainfall during other seasons. The grapes for the “Seigneur de Maugiron” cuvée are picked by hand, plot by plot, at peak maturity. Fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped concrete tanks, following two days of pre-fermentary cold maceration. The maceration process continues under controlled temperatures of 82°F to 86°F. Daily cap pushing down and pumping over are carried out for about 10 days with total vatting time of up to 20 days. The wine is aged for 14 to 16 months, in new or one year old oak casks. The barrels are topped up regularly.

Tasting Notes

The color is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie "Seigneur de Maugiron" has blackcurrant, red currant, licorice and smoky aromas, underscored with light woody notes. The palate shows a tightly knit tannic framework. The wine is well-balanced with a silky texture. It unites fine concentration with great delicacy.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with fine meats, roast beef, water games, truffles and spicy stews. It is recommended to open the bottle one to three hours before serving and decanted if the wine has been laid down for more than five years.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Syrah

Wine Alcohol: 13%