2017 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde
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2017 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cote Blonde

Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$399. 00 Bottle
$4788.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Even better than last year, the recently bottled 2017 Cote Rotie La Cote Blonde was singing when I tasted it back in July. Floral and berry notes accent mocha-tinged aromas in this medium to full-bodied wine. It's silky, long and intense, with a couple of decades of life ahead of it. It's simply difficult to describe the waves of savory complexity this wine now shows, coupled with a succulent texture and tremendous length. Drink 2021 - 2040.
98 points
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (Dec 2019)

Saturated violet. Intense dark berry, floral and exotic spice aromas pick up smoky mineral, cola and incense nuances as the wine opens up. Deep-pitched black raspberry, cherry compote and blueberry flavors reveal suggestions of candied violet and star anise. Finishes extremely long and juicy, the steadily building tannins framing lingering blue fruit and floral notes. Drink 2024 - 2034.
95 points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous

Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde is more plush and sexy compared to the La Landonne and has a beautiful, incredibly floral character as well as notes of crème de cassis, mulberries, black raspberries, spice, and new crushed violets. Full-bodied, seamless, and polished, it’s an incredible expression of the Côte Blonde and has its own singular character. Drink it any time over the coming 20-25 years. Drink 2020 - 2045.
98 points
Jeb Dunnuck