Cote Rotie La Landonne, Domaine René Rostaing 2016
I was blown away by the completeness of the 2016 Cote Rotie la Landonne from barrel. Incredible floral aromas bring both violets and roses to mind, plus layers of raspberry fruit and complex spice notes. It's medium to full-bodied with a terrific, silky mouthfeel and a long, long finish.
|Score: 97/99||Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017|
The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne was closed and reserved on this occasion, but it certainly has potential. Loads of dark, meaty fruits, wood smoke, and crushed rock notes give way to a ripe, full-bodied, powerful 2016 that has sweet tannin and beautiful purity. As with all the 2016s, the cellar will be your friend.
|Score: 93/95||Jeb Dunnuck, vinous.com (234), January 2018|
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