Domaine Rostaing 'Viaillere' Cote Rotie 2019


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Region: Northern Rhone
Grapes: Syrah
First Glance: Savoury, Brooding, Opulent, Age-worthy 
Acclaim: 98+pts

The Wine:
René Rostaing has been producing high-quality wines in the Northern Rhone for over 25 years. The property is comprised of 14 lieux-dits, with vines ranging in age from 60-100 years. ‘Vialliere’ is destemmed and aged in large oak barrels for 18-22 months, bottled unfiltered.

The Review:
Jeb Dunnuck - 98+pts
"More black raspberry, camphor, graphite, peppered meat, and powdered rock notes emerge from the 2019 Côte Rôtie Le Vialliere, another flat-out incredible wine from this family. Much straighter and more focused than the more opulent La Landonne, it has a dense mid-palate, ultra-fine tannins, full-bodied richness, and perfect balance. It’s singular, heavenly wine that needs to be forgotten for 5-7 years, and it should see its 30th birthday in fine form. Drink 2027 - 2049."