2013 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde

Origin
Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone, Rhone/southern France FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Syrah/Shiraz
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
95 points, Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, Mar 2016 92+? points, Jeb Dunnuck, erobertparker.com, Dec 2015
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Media Reviews

Josh Raynolds

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. 95 points

Jeb Dunnuck

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. 92+? points

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