Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde 2016
Rene Rostaing is a leading producer within the Cote Rotie region of the Northern Rhone and particularly regarded for its Syrah based wines.
"The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Côte Blonde (from the lieu-dit of the same name—not a blend of sites) is a terrific effort. It blends the structure of la Viallière with the elegance of la Landonne, making it a truly complete and compelling bottle. Some mocha, black olive and meaty notes lend it a savoury cast, while the palate is creamy and concentrated, firm but silky. It's medium to full-bodied, with a fine, liquorice-tinged finish that lingers a good long time." - 98pts, Wine Advocate