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2018 Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie Ampodium

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November 28, 2021 - $120



93Wine Spectator

Dark currant, cherry and blackberry fruit is steeped together with anise, mesquite and bramble notes...fresh and racy feel in the end.

93-94Vinous / IWC

Aromas of ripe, spice-tinged dark berries and pungent flowers... Spicy and focused on the palate, offering juicy blackberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors...finishes bright, spicy and quite long, displaying sharp clarity, even tannins and lingering florality.

92-94The Wine Advocate

Mulberries and licorice appear on the nose, followed by savory notes of espresso and black olives on the medium to full-bodied palate...silky, fine and complex, with a long, softly dusty finish.

92-94Jeb Dunnuck

...sumptuous notes of ripe dark fruits, ground herbs, scorched earth, and violets. Full-bodied, deep, and powerful on the palate, it has the wonderful sense of opulence and purity that’s the hallmark of the vintage.

17Jancis Robinson

Violets, black cherry, bitter olive fruit with loads of savoury intensity on the palate, but surprisingly tender tannic mouthfeel. Light and vivid.


France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.