2013 Côte-Rôtie, Cuvée Classique Ampodium, Domaine René Rostaing

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The Rostaing philosophy of zero destemming, which is currently so modish, can make his youthful wines appear, at first, quite raw and structured. Neither of these epithets sounds particularly appealing, yet the overall impression is positive, powerful, refined and classy, these positive adjectives definitely taking the longer perspective. Simon Field MW - Rhône Buyer Gnomic and somewhat whimsical at times, René has been playing his own tune for 43 vintages and shows little sign of abdicating. The Dauphin, Pierre, is now firmly and patiently ensconced. All the grapes were destemmed in 2013 and