Rene Rostaing

Côte-Rôtie Syrah

9.2182 ratings
9.267 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Diana Eng

1997 vintage. Deep ruby red color fading into a lighter ruby red rim. Fully bloomed red roses and violets, ripe red and black cherries, blackberries, currants, cinnamon, clove, charcuterie and light smoke on the nose. Rocky minerality. Palate confirms the nose. Integrated silky tannin. Complex wine, medium plus acid, medium tannin, medium plus finish. Still so fresh. A stunning bottle.

1997 vintage. Deep ruby red color fading into a lighter ruby red rim. Fully bloomed red roses and violets, ripe red and black cherries, blackberries, currants, cinnamon, clove, charcuterie and light smoke on the nose. Rocky minerality. Palate confirms the nose. Integrated silky tannin. Complex wine, medium plus acid, medium tannin, medium plus finish. Still so fresh. A stunning bottle.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Diana Eng

Smoky, charcoal, granite, meat, bacon, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, violets, black olives, red cherries, blueberries, blackberries. Medium plus acid, medium body, medium plus finish, medium tannin. Silky tannins from age, good fruit and acidity still, elegant and high-toned.

Smoky, charcoal, granite, meat, bacon, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, violets, black olives, red cherries, blueberries, blackberries. Medium plus acid, medium body, medium plus finish, medium tannin. Silky tannins from age, good fruit and acidity still, elegant and high-toned.

Mar 15th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Nice reddish purple color. Fruity nose. Would guess CA Syrah with notes of plums, sweet warm fruit pie, some brush. Light impact in the mouth. Reflects the vintage. Just ok.

Nice reddish purple color. Fruity nose. Would guess CA Syrah with notes of plums, sweet warm fruit pie, some brush. Light impact in the mouth. Reflects the vintage. Just ok.

Sep 29th, 2018
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Greener than this dude 🤢 but in such a lovely, complex and nuanced way. Cracked green pepper corns, twiglets, black olive, potting shed, scorched earth. Sappy earthy and stoney palate, delicate, lacy and long.

Greener than this dude 🤢 but in such a lovely, complex and nuanced way. Cracked green pepper corns, twiglets, black olive, potting shed, scorched earth. Sappy earthy and stoney palate, delicate, lacy and long.

Jan 4th, 2018
Holly Anderson

Amazing. Crab dinner with Sara Floyd

Amazing. Crab dinner with Sara Floyd

Dec 24th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet color showing a little age. Aromatic, animalistic nose with notes of black cherry, blueberries, a little menthol and some cold slate stone. Rich in the mouth with nicely integrated tannins. Ok finish. The funk in the nose is the memorable takeaway.

Dark scarlet color showing a little age. Aromatic, animalistic nose with notes of black cherry, blueberries, a little menthol and some cold slate stone. Rich in the mouth with nicely integrated tannins. Ok finish. The funk in the nose is the memorable takeaway.

Oct 4th, 2017
Brandon Carneiro

Co-founder & CEO SommSelect.com

9.5

Why does great Northern Rhone remind me of Burgundy? #unreal

Why does great Northern Rhone remind me of Burgundy? #unreal

3 people found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014
Christine Humphrey

When a great Northern Rhône ages it reminds me of a Burgundy. Perfect with grilled lamb chops.

When a great Northern Rhône ages it reminds me of a Burgundy. Perfect with grilled lamb chops.

2 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.3

Very nice

Very nice

May 27th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, chestnuts, warm black plums, blackberries stewed blue fruits, violets and pepper. The palate, stewed, black plums, plums, blackberries, stewed strawberries, dark cherries, slight tarry quality, roasted chestnuts, pepper, black cherry cola, the core flavor of anise, herbs, dry stems, underbrush, violets, dry dark florals, roasted expresso, dry brown crushed rocks, the acidity drips over the palate, still a little tension, the structure starting to yield, the balance of fruit and earth nearly 50-50. The finish has nice ripe fruit but gives way to slightly dry tannins. Give it another 3-5 years. Should have had a Shiraz given where we are but at the price on the menu, too hard to resist. "The Cut" a good spot for dinner in Sydney.

On the nose, chestnuts, warm black plums, blackberries stewed blue fruits, violets and pepper. The palate, stewed, black plums, plums, blackberries, stewed strawberries, dark cherries, slight tarry quality, roasted chestnuts, pepper, black cherry cola, the core flavor of anise, herbs, dry stems, underbrush, violets, dry dark florals, roasted expresso, dry brown crushed rocks, the acidity drips over the palate, still a little tension, the structure starting to yield, the balance of fruit and earth nearly 50-50. The finish has nice ripe fruit but gives way to slightly dry tannins. Give it another 3-5 years. Should have had a Shiraz given where we are but at the price on the menu, too hard to resist. "The Cut" a good spot for dinner in Sydney.

Mar 31st, 2017