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2003 Domaine René Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CÔTE-RÔTIE
  • 97 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 48757-2003-750

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$159.95

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Cask sample. Again a bit reduced but sleek and savoury - a rather welcome change from the typical, rather sweet 2003.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Dee p red-ruby. Blackberry, truffle, bacon fat, coffee and black pepper on the wild nose; a bit less extravagant and more sophisticated today than the Landonne. Dense and large-scaled but more reserved than the Landonne, despite its generosity of texture and sucrosite This, too, is carrying alcohol near 14%, but it comes across as more sappy than the Landonne (the Landonne has a pH near 3. 9, while this is between 3. 8 and 3. 85, with alcohol around 14%). Finishes with huge but very fine tannins and great persistence. Today, this conveys a stronger impression of terroir than Rostaing's other 2003s. Again, Rostaing wondered out loud if this and the Landonne are |typical| Cote-Roties, but they are undeniably impressive. |In 1999, we were shocked by the ripeness of our fruit, but we're now getting used to the warmer climate,| Rostaing admitted.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/Feburary 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Seventy percent of the stems were utilized in the 2003 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde. This profound Cote Rotie boasts an exquisite nose of bacon fat, sweet black cherry jam, raspberries, melted licorice, chocolate, and hints of herbes de Provence, licorice, and smoke. Voluptuous and full-bodied, it is ideal for drinking now and over the next 10-12 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Supersilky and refined, with layer upon layer of ripe red and dark berry fruit with long, finely grained tannins letting the additional anise, lavender and white pepper notes stretch out. Beautiful balance and elegance, with ample but refined structure as well. 240 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Rene Rostaing is unarguably one of the most talked-about producers in Cote-Rotie. He started as a fairly small producer, but his wines have grown in quality, reputation, and production. He vinifies his parcels separately and makes his wines in a more traditional fashion. New oak is kept to about 10% to guarantee the elegant style which is so spectacular in the area. Vintages to look for are 2003, 2001, 1999, 1991, 1985, 1978, and 1971.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 145 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors