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René Rostaing, Côte Rôtie, La Landonne, 2010

Côte Rôtie, Rhône, France

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René Rostaing, Côte Rôtie, La Landonne, 2010

Côte Rôtie, Rhône, France

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Grape Varietes: Syrah 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: René Rostaing Optimum Drinking: 2019-2035 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103263 Alcohol: 13.5%
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René Rostaing's Côte Rôtie, La Landonne 2010 was purchased in its original case and comes from an excellent northern Rhône vintage - and unlike the 2009 vintage the 2010s are less muscular and more redolent of their sense of place.

Since 1971, winemaker René Rostaing has been a staunch defender of the great northern Rhône appellation of Côte Rôtie, believing that it should taste like traditional Côte Rôtie and not like Hermitage - crafting wines of total purity and expression of his great terroir - some 20 acres of the appellation's finest vineyards, including some very special old vines.

But René's winemaking is not stuck in the past, and he marries traditional techniques and thinking with contemporary methods. He uses 15-25% new oak, but is not a fan of oaky wines, and aims to maximise mature fruit concentration true to their origins. René's two most prized Côte Rôtie special cuvées are  La Landonne and Côte Blonde.

Reviews

“Dark and brooding in feel, with steeped olive, roasted beef, charcoal and bay leaf notes rolled around a core of plum, black currant paste and roasted fig. A terrific charcoal spine holds this together on the finish." Wine Spectator

"The prodigious 2010 Cote Rotie La Landonne reveals a dense purple color along with a huge, impressive perfume of roasted meats, black currants, black raspberries and scorched earth. This 100% Syrah comes from vines planted on exceptionally steep slopes composed of schist and iron-like sub-soils. Some graphite also makes an appearance in this mineral-dominated, well-delineated, rich, intense wine.” eRobertParker.com

"Aromas and flavors of dark fruit preserves, candied flowers and smoky herbs, with a bright mineral nuance adding lift. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit flavors show serious depth and structure, picking up spiciness and an exotic floral quality on the back half. Chewy tannins give shape and grip to a strikingly long, powerful and spice-driven finish. Rostaing thinks that it would be a "grave mistake" to broach this wine in its youth and believes that it's "for the most patient people, not those in a hurry." Josh Raynolds