2005 Rostaing Cote-Rotie Cote Blonde (ex-domaine)

A Rare Wine Co. Import
$295.00 / 750 mL
In Stock | 6 remaining

Critic's Notes

John Livingstone-Learmonth - Drink Rhone, ******

“… very beau, liqueur style fruit aroma of suave elegance, a basket of flowers. The nose has uplift, is stylish, offers real waves of delight, lead pencil. ‘I find irises on the bouquet,’ René Rostaing. The palate is silken, extends with a lovely, sure hand, is coming together very well, reaches out. It unfurls a fine grain fruit, with total roundness a sit ends. Classy wine, with old-fashioned reserve and a flourish of fine, pointilliste painting aggregations of stimulus. ‘It has beau volume – once I taste this, I forget all other wines on the same day. It is miracle between power and elegance, the power extremely well delivered, and orchestrated,’ René Rostaing. It has a long, quiet drumbeat persistence, and builds with great detail from the bottom up, nothing at all flashy. Texture plays a big role in this. It gives highly provocative interest – you actually have to concentrate to drink this and appreciate it fully. 2033-36”

Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate, 96

“… pure sex … an extraordinary nose of exotic tropical fruits intermixed with kirsch, blackberry, licorice, and pepper. The wine is incredibly seductive aromatically, but then in the mouth, the full-bodied power and tannins of the vintage come through. It reminds me stylistically of a 1983, but better balanced. This is a beauty that will probably need several years of bottle age, and should drink well for another 15 or more years. ”

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media, 94

“Deep cherry and creme de cassis aromas are complicated by cured tobacco, olive, licorice, espresso and minerals, along with a suave floral overtone. Deep, sweet and palate-saturating, offering intense dark berry and cherry flavors and a lovely energizing minerality that builds with air. Delivers serious flavor impact but has a compellingly graceful character, finishing with persistent sweetness and outstanding clarity…’”

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