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Community Tasting Notes (44) Avg Score: 95.2 points

  • Aging beautifully, at 21 years old, this stunner has it all. The nose, with its flowers, smoke, thyme, spice, herbs, crushed rock, pepper and ripe red berry nose gets things off to a good start. On the palate, it’s even better. It’s balanced between fresh, racy pure red fruits and silky, opulent lifted textures that stick and expand. This is a thinking mans sexy wine.

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  • I've enjoyed several bottles of Rostaing's 1999 Côte Blonde over the years, and each and every one has shown a consistency in the soaring aromatics that fill the room with notes of cherry, blueberry, violet, coffee, and olive. Darker fruit on the palate is underpinned by a killer minerality. The once-formidible tannins are soft yielding a plush, silky texture. Excellent and should continue to drink well through 2035.

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  • My 700th post: 1999 Northern Rhone Tasting along with 67 Pall Mall Philippe Guigal Masterclass (Line up: E.Guigal La Landonne '99, E.Guigal La Mouline '99. E.Guigal La Turque '99, Chateau d'Ampuis '99, Rene Rostaing Cote Blonde '99, Rene Rostaing La Landonne '99): Being an epic night, I had to make this my 700th post. And it seems that someone had crashed a very memorable E.Guigal evening, with all the 1999 LaLas strutting their prowess.

    The 1999 Rostaing Cote Blonde was incredible on all fronts, including best bouquet and longest finish. Nose of cassis, liquorice-drenched flowers, violets, whiff of lavender, olives - hedonistic and captivating. Mind blowing palate of black fruits, blue fruits, cured meats, leather, black olives, dried herbs. Complex, exotic and super balanced and harmonious at the same time. This was like attending a rock concert of a legendary band and have another guest legendary band come on the encore. Simply brilliant and amazing. WOTN

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  • Acker Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Retrospective (1978 - 2005) (NY): Perfumed woody nose. One of the best I have smelt. Violets, dark fruit, wood and earthy finish. 93 palate, 95 nose, 94 overall. Lovely wine.

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  • Rhone Commanderie dinner (Little Park): I continue to be a believer in these wines. It's just really good. Someone mentioned there's almost a spritziness to the wine and that is true. It is brooding and dark and yet somehow with the texture there's a bit of lightness which I think is partially acid but could be almost a spritz as well. Get the iron and blood-like characteristics although it's prob more dark fruit as the primary note. Still quite young with lots of time. Delicious.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2002, IWC Issue #100, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2001, IWC Issue #94, (See more on Vinous...)

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