2015 Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde, Réné Rostaing

Compared to the Landonne’s brooding power, this is open, elegant and extremely pretty. Don’t let the finesse fool you, however. This is a serious wine, with impressive stuffing behind that aromatic purity. Very long and very impressive, this is a wonderful demonstration of terroir in Côte-Rôtie.

Due to tiny quantities and high demand this wine is limited to 12 bottles per customer.

Critic score
98/100
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Bottle
From a client
1 available
£242.68
Bottle
From a client
5 available
£266.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde, Réné Rostaing

TASTING NOTES

No destemming, aged in demi-muid, a maximum of 10% new oak. The first vintage vinified by Pierre, René’s son. Incredible, soaring, high-toned nose: black peppercorn, rubbed thyme and rosemary, a spellbinding nose. Super-fine tannins, but actually quite loaded for the Côte-Blonde, but not overdone. Stays intense and lifted on the palate. Incredible drive and length. This is always a domaine whose wines strongly reflect the vintage - and in 2015, that’s a very good thing.

Matt Walls, Issue #14 (October 2016)
98/100

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