Rene Rostaing

Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.3245 ratings
9.390 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Decanted for a few hours before checking in. Purple reddish color. Earthy nose. Notes of black currants, crushed granite, blueberries, some funk, some menthol and some dark soil. What it has in the nose is missing in the mouth…. Not as good as the last bottle… not very exciting nor impactful. Today it’s all about the nose.

Decanted for a few hours before checking in. Purple reddish color. Earthy nose. Notes of black currants, crushed granite, blueberries, some funk, some menthol and some dark soil. What it has in the nose is missing in the mouth…. Not as good as the last bottle… not very exciting nor impactful. Today it’s all about the nose.

Jun 21st, 2021
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny. Burgundian nose. Notes of raspberries, earth, black cherries, smoked meats, some spice. Smooth and silky in the mouth. Tannins resolved. Good wine, missing the weight of a bigger vintage.

Dark tawny. Burgundian nose. Notes of raspberries, earth, black cherries, smoked meats, some spice. Smooth and silky in the mouth. Tannins resolved. Good wine, missing the weight of a bigger vintage.

Dec 6th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet color, almost opaque. Meaty, hearty nose. Notes of black cherry, pepper and spice, smoked meats, slate stone and a little kirsch. Great balance in the mouth. Lasting finish. Good showing.

Dark scarlet color, almost opaque. Meaty, hearty nose. Notes of black cherry, pepper and spice, smoked meats, slate stone and a little kirsch. Great balance in the mouth. Lasting finish. Good showing.

Nov 25th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

A superb vintage for Rostaing and the Northern Rhône. Intensely perfumed and seductive on the nose. Further reveals smoke, black raspberries and currants and hints of charred meats and spices. Finishes with excellent length and depth. A tremendous showing after a 2 hour decant. Only wish I had more bottles to hold!

A superb vintage for Rostaing and the Northern Rhône. Intensely perfumed and seductive on the nose. Further reveals smoke, black raspberries and currants and hints of charred meats and spices. Finishes with excellent length and depth. A tremendous showing after a 2 hour decant. Only wish I had more bottles to hold!

May 21st, 2020
Mike Saviage

Reddish tawny and translucent. Thinner and brighter than the older Barolo next to it. Great C-R nose. Notes of granite stone, earth, black cherry, cranberry, a little bacon, blueberries and some old wood. Vibrant in the mouth. Still has young fruit impression, tannins are soft and acidity still gives some pucker. Great future ahead for bottles like this.

Reddish tawny and translucent. Thinner and brighter than the older Barolo next to it. Great C-R nose. Notes of granite stone, earth, black cherry, cranberry, a little bacon, blueberries and some old wood. Vibrant in the mouth. Still has young fruit impression, tannins are soft and acidity still gives some pucker. Great future ahead for bottles like this.

Nov 16th, 2019
James Forsyth

A really amazing wine. Good richness and purity. Surely not much in way of stems. Very dark. Tar, spice. Impressive.

A really amazing wine. Good richness and purity. Surely not much in way of stems. Very dark. Tar, spice. Impressive.

Nov 18th, 2018
Vito Sergio Parente

Sublimely textured with an ever changing bouquet. #syrah #coterotie

Sublimely textured with an ever changing bouquet. #syrah #coterotie

Sep 19th, 2018
LM Segal

I didn’t pick up any of the Viognier in here, but fantastic anyways, and peaking for sure. Light strawberry, mushroom-earth, leather, perfectly resolved and feathery on the palate, but still with enough latent power and finesse to leave a long impression. Nice!

I didn’t pick up any of the Viognier in here, but fantastic anyways, and peaking for sure. Light strawberry, mushroom-earth, leather, perfectly resolved and feathery on the palate, but still with enough latent power and finesse to leave a long impression. Nice!

Jun 17th, 2018
LM Segal

Mine, so easiest to pick out blind, the last of my 6-case. Like the Chave, but more red floral, the palate loamy with mushrooms and leather, hints of cinnamon, bloody iron. Kept improving in the glass, achieving a lightness and length its case siblings never reached. I still say drink up, with a decant. Outstanding.

Mine, so easiest to pick out blind, the last of my 6-case. Like the Chave, but more red floral, the palate loamy with mushrooms and leather, hints of cinnamon, bloody iron. Kept improving in the glass, achieving a lightness and length its case siblings never reached. I still say drink up, with a decant. Outstanding.

May 15th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Good older dark scarlet color. Vibrant. Almost opaque. Pruney at first, but with adequate air the nose was exotic. Notes of black cherry, menthol, brush, slate and raspberry. Fruit is still young, Structure is noticeable but softened. This can still improve I think but is excellent today.

Good older dark scarlet color. Vibrant. Almost opaque. Pruney at first, but with adequate air the nose was exotic. Notes of black cherry, menthol, brush, slate and raspberry. Fruit is still young, Structure is noticeable but softened. This can still improve I think but is excellent today.

Feb 7th, 2018