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
En primeur
In stock
£106.00
Case, 6 Magnums
En primeur
In stock
£636.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2029
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
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

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