2009 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2009 Rene Rostaing Côte Blonde  (Côte-Rôtie) 97
Fresh, elegant, refined, and sensuous, the wine is packed with layers of flowers, smoke, and sweet, ripe, elevated kirsch, the wine ends with length, purity, and energy. This has entered its prime time drinking window. Drink from 2022-2040.

Fresh, elegant, refined, and sensuous, the wine is packed with layers of flowers, smoke, and sweet, ripe, elevated kirsch, the wine ends with length, purity, and energy. This has entered its prime time drinking window. Drink from 2022-2040.

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This is even better than the last time I tasted it, a few years ago. Sensuous in nature, the exotic, velvet textures steal the show. Full bodied, rich and with depth of flavor, complexity and great style, the fruit has purity, there is length and freshness. This should age gracefully for 15-20 more years with little trouble.

This is even better than the last time I tasted it, a few years ago. Sensuous in nature, the exotic, velvet textures steal the show. Full bodied, rich and with depth of flavor, complexity and great style, the fruit has purity, there is length and freshness. This should age gracefully for 15-20 more years with little trouble.

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Dark in color, concentrated, deep and young, it's hard to miss the seductive quality of this stunner, with its silky tannins coupled with layers ripe, sweet, luscious, fresh fruits, flowers, smoke, licorice, herbs, black raspberry and cherry liqueur aromas.

Dark in color, concentrated, deep and young, it's hard to miss the seductive quality of this stunner, with its silky tannins coupled with layers ripe, sweet, luscious, fresh fruits, flowers, smoke, licorice, herbs, black raspberry and cherry liqueur aromas.

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When to Drink Rene Rostaing, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Rene Rostaing, when young, should be decanted at least 1-3 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Rene Rostaing is usually better with 7-10 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 10-25 years of age.

Serving Rene Rostaing with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Rene Rostaing is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Rene Rostaing is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, grilled and barbecue dishes. Rene Rostaing is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese and pasta.

Condrieu, the white wine of Rene Rostaing is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Rene Rostaing also produces a great Northern Rhone value wine, Puech Chaude, from a vineyard he purchased in the mid 1990's. The winery has been renamed Puech Noble. Puech Noble is produced from grapes grown in the Coteaux du Languedoc, which is located not far from Nimes.

The wine is usually produced from a blend of 80% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Grenache and is aged 50% in tank and 50% in barrel. Rene Rostaing also produced wine in Condrieu and Vin de Pays. With the 2007 vintage, Rene Rostaing added Les Lezardes, made from 100% old vine Syrah, planted in vines located just outside Cote Rotie in Vin de pays des Collines Rhodaniennes.

Over the past few years, Rene Rostaing Cote Blonde has jumped in price, as more people have discovered its stellar quality and style. But the wine is more than good enough to warrant its current high price.

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