Rene Rostaing

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

David T
9.4

Straight up my wheel house for Old World Syrah.

It is called Cote-Rotie or translation roasted slope for a reason.

The nose has beautifully, lightly floral fruits that are; blackberries, dark cherries, plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries and hues of blueberries. Some black pepper, steeped black tea, hues of roasted chestnuts, sandalwood, some dry tobacco, used leather, red cola, dark, rich earth, dark, red, blue withering florals framed in amazing violets.

The body is smooth as silk. The fruits are ripe & juicy; blackberries, dark cherries, plums for days, black raspberries, poached strawberries and hues of blueberries. Some black pepper, shades of lightly, grilled meats, steeped black tea, hues of roasted chestnuts, sandalwood, some dry tobacco, crushed rock powder, river stone, dry top soil, used leather, red cola, dark, rich earth, dark, red, blue withering florals framed in a. amazing field of violets. Rainfall acidity, soft structure & tension, well balanced and an elegant, beautiful, lush finish. Damn beautiful wine.

Sofia & I walked the La Landonne vineyard with Pierre and tasted in the cellar w/ Rene & Pierre.

Excellent with both Tri-tip’s…rubbed & marinated.
— 14 days ago

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Still a wine on my list to try.

Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2019

2019 vintage. Decanted. Biggy and banging. Obvs too soon but still phenomenal. Toasted/roasted nuts and so much smoky/meaty action. Medium-heavy/heavy bod. Excellent focus and don't say no juice. 8.19.23. — 6 months ago

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Domaine Rene Leclerc

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2019

Intense aromas of bright red strawberry and dark chocolate. Strawberry flavors also fill the pallet. Hints of mushroom and minerals. Medium bodied. Nice dark garnet color. Silky tannins and a very long finish. Bright and fresh. — 2 years ago

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Domaine Rene Leclerc

Combe Aux Moines Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Showing well with its dark red cherry, berry fruit, Asian spices, orange peel, mineral & violet — a month ago

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Domaine Rene Rostaing

Le Vassal Red Blend 2020

Syrah dominant Languedoc from a Cornas master. Berries, herbs and garrigue, dry side with tannins that pull it all together. Great for price and with chicken shish. — 2 months ago

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Clos Mogador

Priorat Red Blend 2016

A dense bright ruby in colour. Initially vanilla/oak notes which blew off with time in decanter. Dense rich and brooding - not giving much aromatically. Tight and muscular. Behaves younger than 7 years. Made by the redoubtable Rene Barbier, one of the founders of the revitalised Priorat movement as shown in the excellent documentary “Dreaming of Wine”. Full bodied and flavoursome. Rich and herbal - predominantly ripe Garnacha grapes. Red and black fruits. Had a wonderful visit there last year with the family and an informative tour and tasting at Clos Mogador. I love the fact that they have kept their wines affordable unlike their Priorat colleagues Alvaro Palacios (L’Ermita) and Daphne Glorian (Clos Erasmus) whose wines are quite expensive. This Mogador is so not ready to drink! Needs time in the cellar. Disagree with Thomas Matthews Drinking window of 2019 to 2024. Personally I think this wine will cruise through to 2030. I will leave the last one for around another 4 years. — 7 months ago

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David T

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An all-star of Priorat.
Andrew Cullimore

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Yes they certainly repay really quite long aging , nice pick @Bob McDonald
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Thanks Andrew. I’m a fan of the Priorat district and their wines. The whites from Clos Mogador (Nelin) are also fabulous. Not that far from Barcelona.

Rene Rostaing

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1992

1992 | Syrah
Rhone; Côte-Rôtie, France
— 2 months ago

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Curious how this held up.
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Soft, perfect Syrah.

Rene Rostaing

Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah

Smooth, light, yet super fruit concentration. Earthy, foresty (is that a word? 🤔)
Basically, solid Cote Rotie and we liked it!
— 2 months ago

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Santenay Sous la Roche Chardonnay

Pale yellow, citrus > oak, vanilla apple. Lovely — 3 years ago