According to Jasmin, this cuvée is normally 100% Syrah, but the 2017 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes la Chevaliere incorporates 10% Viognier. It spends 12-14 months in mostly older oak. Violets and hickory smoke mark the nose, followed by flavors of cassis and black olive on the light to medium-bodied palate. Silky, pure and easy, it should drink well for another 5-6 years.
Score: 89 points -- Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 2019
Patrick Jasmin is the fourth generation of his family to farm the estate, now comprising 6 hectares in Cote Rotie and 12 on IGP land. Over and over in reviews of his wines, the same descriptors get used: elegance, finesse, complexity, balance. Don’t mistake their understated character for lack of age worthiness though; Jasmin’s Cote Roties have a track record of graceful aging in the cellar. He tends eleven parcels across eight lieu-dits in the appellation, all on terraced slopes inaccessible to tractors. When he isn’t tending vines or making wine, Jasmin enjoys racing off-road go-karts.