Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie Cuvee Classique Ampodium
Professional Review By Josh Raynolds
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar/Apr 12
(the first vintage in which Rostaing's classique bottling will carry this name): Dark ruby. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by notes of anise and allspice, with subtle smoke and black pepper nuances in the background. Then brighter on the palate, offering vibrant cherry and bitter rhubarb flavors and a late note of candied licorice. Shows very good energy and a touch of licorice on the intensely spicy, persistent finish.