Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.229 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Rich nose of pure charcoal. Body loaded with charred red meat and blackberry jam. Needed an hour but just right then. Great match for a rare steak.

Rich nose of pure charcoal. Body loaded with charred red meat and blackberry jam. Needed an hour but just right then. Great match for a rare steak.

Apr 7th, 2022
Jonathan Wall

Like the grace and power of a cougar. Beautiful, elegant, silky, and light over a deep dark core. Drinks well now but I'd like to see what other dimensions could develop.

Like the grace and power of a cougar. Beautiful, elegant, silky, and light over a deep dark core. Drinks well now but I'd like to see what other dimensions could develop.

Feb 15th, 2019
Tom Garrett

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

8.9

Iron, grilled meat, dried herbs and brambly berry. Fleshy, textured and very tasty. Delicious, but not as complex or focused as expected for the price.

Iron, grilled meat, dried herbs and brambly berry. Fleshy, textured and very tasty. Delicious, but not as complex or focused as expected for the price.

Apr 23rd, 2018
James Forsyth

Violets. #RebouleduRhone

Nov 18th, 2017
Matt

Drinking beautifully with a Northern appellation feel to it, more Brune and schistous to me. Would love to know all the lieu dits that contribute and their proportion in the final blend. Its darken fruit profile, meaty/smokey and forest notes make the argument that it’s of northern origin. Its opening up for now there’s a rich stream of dark black fruits reminiscent of Black raspberry liquor, soaked plums, almost prune, and overripe black berry/cherry. There’s still freshness to the fruit however, nothing ox’d or decaying. Singed cedar, leather, ash, roasted meat and animal come next, followed by the garrigue and bacon fat. Threads of eastern spices and of course pepper. It elusive now, the aromas coming and going. Palate has some lovely richness and bones to accompany it well, never pushy, always with restraint and nerve. Reminds me of Barolo. Great “basic” cuvée for Rostaing this vintage. Day 2 this really got going, much more harmony and focus on the nose. Loads of bitter root and pastille notes developing among its dark content. Very delicious

Drinking beautifully with a Northern appellation feel to it, more Brune and schistous to me. Would love to know all the lieu dits that contribute and their proportion in the final blend. Its darken fruit profile, meaty/smokey and forest notes make the argument that it’s of northern origin. Its opening up for now there’s a rich stream of dark black fruits reminiscent of Black raspberry liquor, soaked plums, almost prune, and overripe black berry/cherry. There’s still freshness to the fruit however, nothing ox’d or decaying. Singed cedar, leather, ash, roasted meat and animal come next, followed by the garrigue and bacon fat. Threads of eastern spices and of course pepper. It elusive now, the aromas coming and going. Palate has some lovely richness and bones to accompany it well, never pushy, always with restraint and nerve. Reminds me of Barolo. Great “basic” cuvée for Rostaing this vintage. Day 2 this really got going, much more harmony and focus on the nose. Loads of bitter root and pastille notes developing among its dark content. Very delicious

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2020
Johnno Harris

Such a baby still. Drank better on day two after opening up. Incredibly tightly woven black fruits with earth, charred meat and black pepper spice revealed with time. Ripe fruit in thrilling tension with fine acid and tannin. Beautiful wine with a long life ahead.

Such a baby still. Drank better on day two after opening up. Incredibly tightly woven black fruits with earth, charred meat and black pepper spice revealed with time. Ripe fruit in thrilling tension with fine acid and tannin. Beautiful wine with a long life ahead.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2019
Ron Siegel

This has developed nicely since last tried that was dark & inky showing a perfumed nose of dark fruits with berry, currant, licorice, mineral, olive & violet.

This has developed nicely since last tried that was dark & inky showing a perfumed nose of dark fruits with berry, currant, licorice, mineral, olive & violet.

Nov 11th, 2021
John Kiser

Outstanding wine. Drank with a venison chop, crispy fingerling potatoes and broccolini.

Outstanding wine. Drank with a venison chop, crispy fingerling potatoes and broccolini.

Jan 5th, 2021
Jeff Ball

Effervescence, mushrooms and pepper, all nicely balanced.

Effervescence, mushrooms and pepper, all nicely balanced.

Feb 15th, 2020
Aaron Tan

René Rostaing's one of those producers who I'd typically forgo when I see his wines on the store shelf, but these days I drink what I get. To be honest, I was pretty stoked to have found this bottle in Kuala Lumpur. I am, however, still not convinced.

A big wine, full-blast of black fruits (verging on jammy I feel), dense, concentrated. Really craving that floral elegance and briny olive-goodness I love from the Rhone. There's a hint of oak, nice pepperiness, some of that spice and herb tones in the background. This isn't the style of Syrah I enjoy, but perhaps time would help bring the wine more balance. I can certainly appreciate the structure and sheer power of the wine, especially without that oak richness.

René Rostaing's one of those producers who I'd typically forgo when I see his wines on the store shelf, but these days I drink what I get. To be honest, I was pretty stoked to have found this bottle in Kuala Lumpur. I am, however, still not convinced.

A big wine, full-blast of black fruits (verging on jammy I feel), dense, concentrated. Really craving that floral elegance and briny olive-goodness I love from the Rhone. There's a hint of oak, nice pepperiness, some of that spice and herb tones in the background. This isn't the style of Syrah I enjoy, but perhaps time would help bring the wine more balance. I can certainly appreciate the structure and sheer power of the wine, especially without that oak richness.

Apr 24th, 2019