Rene Rostaing Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

$89.99

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Drinking beautifully with a Northern appellation feel to it, more Brune and schistous to me. Would love to know all the lieu dits that contribute and their proportion in the final blend. Its darken fruit profile, meaty/smokey and forest notes make the argument that it’s of northern origin. Its opening up for now there’s a rich stream of dark black fruits reminiscent of Black raspberry liquor, soaked plums, almost prune, and overripe black berry/cherry. There’s still freshness to the fruit however, nothing ox’d or decaying. Singed cedar, leather, ash, roasted meat and animal come next, followed by the garrigue and bacon fat. Threads of eastern spices and of course pepper. It elusive now, the aromas coming and going. Palate has some lovely richness and bones to accompany it well, never pushy, always with restraint and nerve. Reminds me of Barolo. Great “basic” cuvée for Rostaing this vintage. Day 2 this really got going, much more harmony and focus on the nose. Loads of bitter root and pastille notes developing among its dark content. Very delicious

Drinking beautifully with a Northern appellation feel to it, more Brune and schistous to me. Would love to know all the lieu dits that contribute and their proportion in the final blend. Its darken fruit profile, meaty/smokey and forest notes make the argument that it’s of northern origin. Its opening up for now there’s a rich stream of dark black fruits reminiscent of Black raspberry liquor, soaked plums, almost prune, and overripe black berry/cherry. There’s still freshness to the fruit however, nothing ox’d or decaying. Singed cedar, leather, ash, roasted meat and animal come next, followed by the garrigue and bacon fat. Threads of eastern spices and of course pepper. It elusive now, the aromas coming and going. Palate has some lovely richness and bones to accompany it well, never pushy, always with restraint and nerve. Reminds me of Barolo. Great “basic” cuvée for Rostaing this vintage. Day 2 this really got going, much more harmony and focus on the nose. Loads of bitter root and pastille notes developing among its dark content. Very delicious

9.5

Johnno Harris Delectable Pro

Such a baby still. Drank better on day two after opening up. Incredibly tightly woven black fruits with earth, charred meat and black pepper spice revealed with time. Ripe fruit in thrilling tension with fine acid and tannin. Beautiful wine with a long life ahead.

Such a baby still. Drank better on day two after opening up. Incredibly tightly woven black fruits with earth, charred meat and black pepper spice revealed with time. Ripe fruit in thrilling tension with fine acid and tannin. Beautiful wine with a long life ahead.

9.6

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

Like the grace and power of a cougar. Beautiful, elegant, silky, and light over a deep dark core. Drinks well now but I'd like to see what other dimensions could develop.

Like the grace and power of a cougar. Beautiful, elegant, silky, and light over a deep dark core. Drinks well now but I'd like to see what other dimensions could develop.

9.2

Tom Garrett Delectable Pro

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

Iron, grilled meat, dried herbs and brambly berry. Fleshy, textured and very tasty. Delicious, but not as complex or focused as expected for the price.

Iron, grilled meat, dried herbs and brambly berry. Fleshy, textured and very tasty. Delicious, but not as complex or focused as expected for the price.

8.9

John Kiser

Outstanding wine. Drank with a venison chop, crispy fingerling potatoes and broccolini.

Outstanding wine. Drank with a venison chop, crispy fingerling potatoes and broccolini.

9.6

Jeff Ball

Effervescence, mushrooms and pepper, all nicely balanced.

Effervescence, mushrooms and pepper, all nicely balanced.

9.0

Aaron Tan Delectable Pro

René Rostaing's one of those producers who I'd typically forgo when I see his wines on the store shelf, but these days I drink what I get. To be honest, I was pretty stoked to have found this bottle in Kuala Lumpur. I am, however, still not convinced. A big wine, full-blast of black fruits (verging on jammy I feel), dense, concentrated. Really craving that floral elegance and briny olive-goodness I love from the Rhone. There's a hint of oak, nice pepperiness, some of that spice and herb tones in the background. This isn't the style of Syrah I enjoy, but perhaps time would help bring the wine more balance. I can certainly appreciate the structure and sheer power of the wine, especially without that oak richness.

René Rostaing's one of those producers who I'd typically forgo when I see his wines on the store shelf, but these days I drink what I get. To be honest, I was pretty stoked to have found this bottle in Kuala Lumpur. I am, however, still not convinced. A big wine, full-blast of black fruits (verging on jammy I feel), dense, concentrated. Really craving that floral elegance and briny olive-goodness I love from the Rhone. There's a hint of oak, nice pepperiness, some of that spice and herb tones in the background. This isn't the style of Syrah I enjoy, but perhaps time would help bring the wine more balance. I can certainly appreciate the structure and sheer power of the wine, especially without that oak richness.

9.0

Alexandra Wood

Delightful and smooth. Slight earthiness with hint of fruit

Delightful and smooth. Slight earthiness with hint of fruit

9.0

Blake Walker

Subtle olive nose, savory & mineral, with a mild white pepper finish. Probably opened too soon. Expect this will improve w/ more bottle age.

Subtle olive nose, savory & mineral, with a mild white pepper finish. Probably opened too soon. Expect this will improve w/ more bottle age.

9.1

Maxwell Andrle

Loads of showy, aromatic, pretty, and mostly red fruit. Has stern mineral backbone hidden underneath. Started drinking nicely after about 2 hours. I would not open another bottle anytime soon. I’d say bury it in the cellar for at least 5 years before trying but it may not hit its stride until 10+ years. There’s so much here, I think this’ll be fantastic once developed. 93 pts indicating the quality of the wine and its potential, not this drinking experience.

Loads of showy, aromatic, pretty, and mostly red fruit. Has stern mineral backbone hidden underneath. Started drinking nicely after about 2 hours. I would not open another bottle anytime soon. I’d say bury it in the cellar for at least 5 years before trying but it may not hit its stride until 10+ years. There’s so much here, I think this’ll be fantastic once developed. 93 pts indicating the quality of the wine and its potential, not this drinking experience.

9.3

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