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2005 Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie Cote Blonde
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2008

($150) Ruby-red. Deep cherry and creme de cassis aromas are complicated by cured tobacco, olive, licorice, espresso and minerals, along with a suave floral overtone. Deep, sweet and palate-saturating, offering intense dark berry and cherry flavors and a lovely energizing minerality that builds with air. Delivers serious flavor impact but has a compellingly graceful character, finishing with persistent sweetness and outstanding clarity. Rostaing thinks that this could easily go for 20 years, but "as usual, I'd prefer it younger than that-maybe 10 for me."

95 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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