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2006 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • VinhoVerde Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 8, 2022 - Plum-like bouquet. Elegant for Cote Rotie, but after all it is a Cote Blonde. The mid-palate is a bit mute and it has a slightly astringent finish. Awkward right now.

  • dbkitc wrote: 95 points

    January 3, 2022 - Classic Syrah - earthy, dark fruited, leather. Medium bodied and long. Just perfect today. (95)

  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 25, 2021 - Almost 4yrs from my last bottle. Still has a lovely elegant nose, strong black pepper notes mixed with a little herbaceousness. Palate is more angular and astringent that I recall. Fruit has receded some, more mature, with some leafy tea notes--really no primary fruit elements. Finishes savory, with a little pepper. On the elegant side but showing more powerful than it did 4yrs ago--significant astringency and course tannins call for food.

    Not sure if this with improve or dry out with time given the considerable structure today.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Elpaninaro Likes this wine:

    May 28, 2021 - decanted 2 hours prior to serving

    deep red color just starting to brick, aged and genteel nose, beetroot, cherries, vintage leather, on the palate a calm sea of dark fruit with a piercing topnote of wild cherries, some forest notes, a very pretty wine if not especially complex, finish getting the least bit rough on the tail end.

    ***+, ready to drink.

  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    May 6, 2021 - Back in the Saddle (St. Dinette, St. Paul): Dark red plus color with a 3mm clear edge. PNP, drank a glass plus over 2 hours. I totally agree with Chablis28's note from 12/18. This has a beautiful aromatic NR nose of bacon fat, smoked meats, red and dark fruits, charcoal, vinyl and dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied, and feels even more featherweight and silky, dark red and black fruit with lovely purity, black currants, dark raspberry, bone broth, savory, ash, and tobacco on a long nicely integrated finish. This built steam pretty quickly over the first 20 minutes and was singing thereafter. Great stuff.

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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar No. 12 and Miscellaneous New Releases, 12/14/2020 (link)

    (Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2014, Issue #53, René Rostaing’s Beautifully Classic Examples of Côte-Rôtie

    (Côte-Rôtie “Côte Blonde”- René Rostaing) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Back to France, Issue #3, 5/25/2009 (link)

    (Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

    (Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/7/2008 (link)

    (René Rostaing, Côte Blonde Côte Rôtie Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

    (Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde) Subscribe to see review text.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    1/27/2010 (link)

    (Cote Blonde ROSTAING Cote Rotie) Rostaing Cote Rotie Dear Friends, I've mentioned Rostaing a number of times lately and the inference that I'm somehow disappointed with Rene's wine has not sat favorably with a number of our email list members. To clear things up, my point was that Rostaing changed his style circa 1991 to include far more new oak (a la Guigal) than in the past but I never intimated that the wines were poor (they're not) - they can be majestic if given the proper cellar time to allow the components to integrate. In a great vintage, Rostaing has the ability to deliver results that are among the most celestial in Ampuis but they are a different expression of the cosmos than, say, Dard et Ribo. As an olive branch to our most ardent Rostaing enthusiasts, here is a parcel of his top-drawer 2006's (a great year) with the finest provenance I can muster. If one word were to describe this set of wines it would be "elegance". As opposed to Guigal's single vineyard wines, both the Cote Blonde and La Landonne of Rostaing have an uncanny Burgundian character that is pervasive in nearly every growing season (not just 2006). Think Vosne-Romanee meets Cote Rotie and it will be the essence of what this cellar is all about (although the La Landonne has more power and masculinity than the Cote Blonde. Think of the Cote Blonds as Rostaing's La Mouline). Both wines are VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and EXTREMELY LIMITED: 2006 Renee Rostaing Cote Rotie "La Landonne" 2006 Renee Rostaing Cote Rotie "Cote Blonde" (If you hurry, PrimoVino in Colorado is offering 18 bottles of 2006 La Landonne for an unheard of $85 in the US and 2006 Cote Blonde for an even crazier $100 - both are well below cost: http://www.primovino.net/domainerenerostaingcoterotielalandonne2006rhonevalleyfrance750ml.aspx - if you miss out on those, Vins Rare has a few bottles of Cote Blonde around $110) If you are looking for further commentary on this set of 2006's, I urge you to look at TN's from the community, not just the critics. Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Rhone5110 Rhone5120

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rene Rostaing
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Côte Blonde
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Côte-Rôtie
  • UPC Code 0829190103151

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 436 (67%)
  • Consumed 207 (32%)

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