2000 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde

Rene Rostaing

92Average Score
flagRhone / France

Easier to read than the 2001, the 2000 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is upfront and ready to go, with classic olive, red and black raspberry, iron and spice-laced aromas and flavors. Offering beautiful complexity, medium-bodied depth and richness and notable purity of fruit, drink it anytime over the coming 7-8 years.||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

Jeb Dunnuck    Score: 92/100

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