Friday, December 03, 2010

2007 Domaine Rostaing Cote Rotie, Cote Blonde

I have two tips for knowing whether a wine is great. First, the aroma hits your nose about one foot out before you bring the glass to your nose. Second, the last glass in the bottle is the best.

The 2007 does both. Had this at Le Villaret in the 11th in Paris for lunch. Stunning with notes of violet, lavender, dried mushroom and a very long finish. Not cheap at 184 euros. The server smiled as we ordered and said it is one of her favorites and they only got 6 bottles on allocation.

If you are not heading to Paris in the near future, head down to La Poste, we have two bottles of Rostaing Cote Rotie and I am not allowed to order as they are saved for the guests. The price is less than 184 euros or dollars.