2016 Côte-Rôtie Ampodium, Domaine Rostaing

A blend of 15 lieux-dits across Côte Blonde and Côte Brune (in total 25 plots go into it), this is delicious in 2016. There’s lovely fruit - pure and juicy - with hints of violet and liquorice on the long fnish. This is already lovely.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Magnum
In stock
£106.16
Case, 6 Magnums
In stock
£636.96

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2029
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2016 Côte-Rôtie Ampodium, Domaine Rostaing

TASTING NOTES

I tasted from a barrel that Rostaing said represented something "close to the final blend" of the 2016 Cote Rotie Ampodium. This medium-bodied wine features classic notes of violets, spice and raspberries and has ample flesh covering its silky, tea-like backbone of ripe tannins. It should drink well young.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (December 2017)
91—93/100

Cask sample. Vivid stemmy character cutting across the redcurrant fruit on the nose. Superb concentration of fruit on the palate, yet avoids lumbering heaviness via fresh acid and a lengthy, perfumed finish. Savoury soy and aniseed character to finish.

Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com (November 2017)
17.5/20
Domaine René Rostaing

A master in his field, René Rostaing is an anomaly. While his wife inherited some of the finest plots in the Côte-Rôtie, he initially elected a career in real estate, though he gradually spent more time making wine until he took it on full time in 2000. With 7.5 hectares of prime land, he blends the best of traditional and modern techniques in the vineyard and cellar, producing terroir-driven wines. René has recently been joined by his son, Pierre, whose first vintage in control was 2015.

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