2010 Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde, Domaine René Rostaing

Product: 2010-0750-00-1116043
  • Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will improve


More powerful than its siblings, the Côte Blonde is the longest lived member of the Rostaing family. From 80 year old vines, with clay, iron and gneiss soils, this wine is aged in barrique rather than demi-muid, its structure thus differing from the Landonne; the soil lending more minerality and a touch less acidity, the wood affording a creamy texture in support of the rich blackberry and cassis fruit. This is a wine of rare complexity and elegance, the quintessence of Côte Rôtie in short.

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{ratings} [] Wine Advocate:: 99/100