Rene Rostaing Côte Blonde Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

9.310 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

Tastes like bbq

Tastes like bbq

9.1

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

The epitome of old-school Côte-Rôtie, the 1998 Rostaing offers up an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of aromas: smokey bacon fat and animal notes at first, followed by sweet violets and steeped blackberries. It's quite lean on the palate, with ultra-fine, well integrated tannins—a mark of maturity—underpinned by high acidity and gamey-green notes of dill and green peppercorn, olives, and cold, compost-laden springtime soils.

The epitome of old-school Côte-Rôtie, the 1998 Rostaing offers up an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of aromas: smokey bacon fat and animal notes at first, followed by sweet violets and steeped blackberries. It's quite lean on the palate, with ultra-fine, well integrated tannins—a mark of maturity—underpinned by high acidity and gamey-green notes of dill and green peppercorn, olives, and cold, compost-laden springtime soils.

9.3

Colin Nuckolls

Everything you want and expect in old school cote rotie. Bacon, jam, smoke, funk, etc. Amazing

Everything you want and expect in old school cote rotie. Bacon, jam, smoke, funk, etc. Amazing

9.5

Colin Nuckolls

Brooding and dark. It has a black heart. Nice!

Brooding and dark. It has a black heart. Nice!

9.1