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2006 Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie Cote Blonde
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94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2009

($165) Bright red. Deep, youthfully brooding aromas of black raspberry, cherry, cured meat and botanical herbs. More serious than the Landonne, with more powerful, chewy dark fruit flavors and suave floral pastille, Indian spice and anise qualities. There's an exotic Campari-like note here as well. Velvety tannins gain strength on the impressively long finish, which strongly repeats the cherry and herbal notes. This is Gevrey to the Landonne's Chambolle, and built for the long haul.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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