Rated as one of Côte Rôtie’s most masterful growers by Robert Parker, René Rostaing is one of the great names of Côte-Rotie and the wines are always highly sought after.
Made from 100% Syrah sourced from the steep slopes of Côte-Rôtie, this is an intense, full-bodied, and rich wine with silky tannins and complex aromas of plum, blackberry, pepper and black olive. It will keep for at least 20 years.
Bottled in July, the 2015 Cote Rotie Ampodium is fairly full-bodied and quite rich. The black olive and raspberry notes verge on being jammy but are balanced by peppery spice and firm, savory tannins. Give it 5 years in the cellar to settle down, and drink it over the next decade and a half or more. For an entry-level wine, it's remarkable. Drink Date 2023 - 2040- 94 pts Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate