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2013 RENÉ ROSTAING Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde

RENÉ ROSTAING Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde 2013

250.93* CAD

$250.93* * Suggested retail price

  • 2 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Liquid Art
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 31393
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SpeculativeRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • AvailableRead more
  • 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 95 %
    Viognier 5 %
  • 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

  • - 95 Points -

    Josh Raynolds, March 2016

    Brilliant ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes fresh raspberry and boysenberry, potpourri, floral oils and smoky minerals. Lively, palate-staining red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors are complicated by powerful spice and mineral notes that expand with air. Closes on a gently tannic note, showing outstanding clarity and excellent mineral-driven persistence and leaving sweet dark berry notes behind.

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  • - 94 Points -

    June 2016

    Gorgeous white pepper and savory notes leap out, quickly followed by a solid core of bitter cherry, red currant and damson plum fruit. The finish is racy and tightly coiled, revealing a strong and persistent iron accent. Riveting acidity underscores this cellarworthy version.

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  • - 92+ Points -

    Jeb Dunnuck, December 2015

    I found the 2013 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde reductive and hard to read from barrel, and it still shows some reductive aromas from bottle. Olive, truffle, forest floor, violets and ripe, black raspberry-like fruit characteristics flow nicely to a full-bodied, seamless Cote Rotie that has solid mid-palate depth and ripe tannin on the finish. There's lots to like here, but the reductive character will be something to watch and gives me a touch of concern. Give bottles another 4-5 years, at which point it will be easier to see where this is going.

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