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2013 Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde

Retail: $224.99

$174.97

per bottle

Rating
95 Pts Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
12.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2013

Varietal(s)
Syrah / Shiraz


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry

Nose

spice box, cedar and dark fruit

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Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media:

"Brilliant ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes fresh raspberry and boysenberry, potpourri, floral oils and smoky minerals. Lively, palate-staining red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors are complicated by powerful spice and mineral notes that expand with air. Closes on a gently tannic note, showing outstanding clarity and excellent mineral-driven persistence and leaving sweet dark berry notes behind. "

Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"I found the 2013 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde reductive and hard to read from barrel, and it still shows some reductive aromas from bottle. Olive, truffle, forest floor, violets and ripe, black raspberry-like fruit characteristics flow nicely to a full-bodied, seamless Cote Rotie that has solid mid-palate depth and ripe tannin on the finish. There's lots to like here, but the reductive character will be something to watch and gives me a touch of concern. Give bottles another 4-5 years, at which point it will be easier to see where this is going."

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