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2016 RENÉ ROSTAING Côte-Rotie La Viaillère

RENÉ ROSTAING Côte-Rotie La Viaillère 2016

219.71* CAD

$219.71* * Suggested retail price

  • 8 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 179552
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Available
  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Rhône Valley
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Northern Rhone
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Côte Rôtie
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Syrah
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    First and foremost René Rostaing is a Côte Rôtie Specialist. He is renowned for producing tiny quantities of extraordinarily refined Côte Rôtie wines, which in the words of Robert Parker are "reminiscent of Grand Cru Burgundy in their delicacy, elegance and sublime qualities." René started out in 1971, with less than half a hectare of Côte Rôtie vineyards split between the Côte Blonde and La Landonne. His breakthrough was in 1990 when he inherited highly prized vineyards from his...

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Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    October 2018

    The 2016 Cote Rotie la Viaillere boasts delicate, almost dainty aromas of flowers, strengthened by stemmy notes and hints of olive and raspberry. It's medium to full-bodied, with a wiry, tannic strength that builds through the concentrated core of the wine and onto the long finish, yet it remains silky around the edges, suggesting reasonably early drinkability.

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  • - (94-96) POINTS -

    June 2018

    (made from vines that are over 100 years old) Lurid ruby. Heady aromas of ripe blueberry, black raspberry, incense, olive and candied flowers are sharpened by cracked pepper and mineral flourishes. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering intense dark fruit liqueur and spicecake flavors and suggestions of licorice and cola that build with air. Lush but surprisingly structured thanks to a core of juicy acidity, as is typical of the best wines of the vintage. Building tannins shape the sappy dark fruit on the impressively long, juicy finish, which leaves a sexy floral note behind.

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