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Average critic rating : 94.0 points
From a vintage that produced classic, structured and focused reds, the 1995 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde came from miniscule yields of 18 hectoliters and offers a gorgeous bouquet of sweet dark fruits, tobacco leaf, olive tapenade and mint. About as classic an expression of this incredible terroir as you’re likely to find, it has full-bodied richness, superb concentration, and a seamless, silky texture. It’s drinking brilliantly today, and can be consumed anytime over the coming decade.||René Rostaing’s Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is the smallest production of Rene’s three cuvees (Ampodium, Landonne and Côte Blonde) and comes from his roughly 1 hectare (roughly 2.5 acres) of holdings in the Côte Blonde lieu-dit. This vines here were planted both in 1934, and then later in 1970-1971. It’s the only cuvee to incorporate Viognier, and this variety makes up roughly 3-5% of the blend. While René destemmed more in the past, today, he keeps destemming to a minimum and aging occurs in mostly older demi-muid, with 15-20% being new. There’s a scant 500 cases in most vintages, and it’s certainly one of the Icon wines from the northern Rhône. eRobertParker.com.February, 2015
“Slightly muted on the nose and this is showing some very nice development. More restrained and with less make up that the Guigal, this is a terroir wine. Now mature, this shows tobacco, sweet oak and black olives, is superbly balanced and shows the Cote Rotie’s slightly feminine style really well.”
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