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Rostaing Côte-Rôtie La Landonne 2016

Syrah/Shiraz from Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
WA 97
DE 97
JD 96
JG 95
WS 95
V 94
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$164.95

750ml
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97 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Subtle notes of baking spices frame hints of tea, olives and raspberries on the nose of the 2016 Cote Rotie la Landonne. A paragon of elegance, it's medium to full-bodied, but silky from start to lingering finish. It's a wine that's pretty much guaranteed to make even the steeliest curmudgeon smile, as it's so bright, ephemeral and luscious. It's not the rich, ripe wine the 2015 is, but it's suave, complex and long. Drink: 2018-2035. (Oct 2018)"

97 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Aged in demi-muids - a maximum of 10% new oak - with no destemming. It has that austere mineral character on the nose so typical of La Landonne. It is rounded, with good concentration and ripeness, matched with ample, piercing acidity and bristling with fine, fresh tannins. Its intensity comes primarily from its structure and mineral content rather than the fruit, and it is incredibly energetic and lively on the palate. Powerful and very well balanced in a structural, chiselled style, this is in an altogether different league from his Ampodium, with a good balance of fruit, flowers and mineral scents. Drinking Window: 2022-2033. (Oct 2017)"

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is another brilliant wine that has textbook La Landonne notes of powerful, ripe black fruits, smoked meats, peppery herbs, tobacco, and beef blood. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, layered, and structured, it has the elegant, finesse style of the vintage front and center, yet is still a powerful, masculine, structured wine (which is this site). Give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it will cruise for two decades. I loved the 2016s from barrel from the young Pierre Rostaing and they didn’t disappoint from bottle. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find bottles of the Côte Brune and la Viallière (they didn’t show the wines at the domaine and I purchased bottles locally) but I’ve no doubt they’re brilliant wines as well. I suspect the 2017s will eclipse the 2016s. (12/20/18)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "I had loved the potential of the 2016 La Landonne from Pierre Rostaing when I was the winery back in October of 2017 and had a chance to taste this infant out of cask. It has made it into bottle with all of its magnificent potential intact and this is clearly going to be one of the great reference point vintages for this iconic bottling of Côte-Rôtie. The wine is young and properly buttoned up behind its classical structural elements today, but still offers up a window into its enormous future potential. The bouquet delivers a superb and youthful blend of sweet dark berries, cassis, roasted meat, pepper, bonfire, just a hint of hazelnut and a beautifully transparent and complex base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and very well-structured, with ripe tannins, beautiful focus and grip, outstanding mid-palate depth of fruit and an extremely long, soil-driven and nascently complex finish. This is a puppy, as it should be and will need plenty of time in the cellar to fully blossom, but it will eventually be one of the greatest vintages of La Landonne from Domaine Rostaing in the last quarter century! Great wine in the making. 2030-2080. (Mar/Apr 2019)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$180 list] Well-built, with lots of juicy plum, blackberry and black currant compote flavors at the core infused with anise, roasted apple wood, licorice and black tea notes. The finish is scored with a cast-iron note, keeping everything grounded. Best from 2023 through 2038. 600 cases made. (5/31/19)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Dark purple. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, incense and potpourri, while olive and exotic spice nuances build in the glass. Intense, alluringly sweet black and blue fruit, spicecake and violet pastille flavors show sharp delineation and a spine of juicy acidity. Closes extremely long and precise, displaying a smoky, intensifying mineral quality and youthfully gripping tannins that build steadily. Drink: 2025-2035. (Sep 2019)"
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97 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Subtle notes of baking spices frame hints of tea, olives and raspberries on the nose of the 2016 Cote Rotie la Landonne. A paragon of elegance, it's medium to full-bodied, but silky from start to lingering finish. It's a wine that's pretty much guaranteed to make even the steeliest curmudgeon smile, as it's so bright, ephemeral and luscious. It's not the rich, ripe wine the 2015 is, but it's suave, complex and long. Drink: 2018-2035. (Oct 2018)"

97 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Aged in demi-muids - a maximum of 10% new oak - with no destemming. It has that austere mineral character on the nose so typical of La Landonne. It is rounded, with good concentration and ripeness, matched with ample, piercing acidity and bristling with fine, fresh tannins. Its intensity comes primarily from its structure and mineral content rather than the fruit, and it is incredibly energetic and lively on the palate. Powerful and very well balanced in a structural, chiselled style, this is in an altogether different league from his Ampodium, with a good balance of fruit, flowers and mineral scents. Drinking Window: 2022-2033. (Oct 2017)"

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is another brilliant wine that has textbook La Landonne notes of powerful, ripe black fruits, smoked meats, peppery herbs, tobacco, and beef blood. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, layered, and structured, it has the elegant, finesse style of the vintage front and center, yet is still a powerful, masculine, structured wine (which is this site). Give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it will cruise for two decades. I loved the 2016s from barrel from the young Pierre Rostaing and they didn’t disappoint from bottle. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find bottles of the Côte Brune and la Viallière (they didn’t show the wines at the domaine and I purchased bottles locally) but I’ve no doubt they’re brilliant wines as well. I suspect the 2017s will eclipse the 2016s. (12/20/18)"

95 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "I had loved the potential of the 2016 La Landonne from Pierre Rostaing when I was the winery back in October of 2017 and had a chance to taste this infant out of cask. It has made it into bottle with all of its magnificent potential intact and this is clearly going to be one of the great reference point vintages for this iconic bottling of Côte-Rôtie. The wine is young and properly buttoned up behind its classical structural elements today, but still offers up a window into its enormous future potential. The bouquet delivers a superb and youthful blend of sweet dark berries, cassis, roasted meat, pepper, bonfire, just a hint of hazelnut and a beautifully transparent and complex base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and very well-structured, with ripe tannins, beautiful focus and grip, outstanding mid-palate depth of fruit and an extremely long, soil-driven and nascently complex finish. This is a puppy, as it should be and will need plenty of time in the cellar to fully blossom, but it will eventually be one of the greatest vintages of La Landonne from Domaine Rostaing in the last quarter century! Great wine in the making. 2030-2080. (Mar/Apr 2019)"

95 points Wine Spectator: "[$180 list] Well-built, with lots of juicy plum, blackberry and black currant compote flavors at the core infused with anise, roasted apple wood, licorice and black tea notes. The finish is scored with a cast-iron note, keeping everything grounded. Best from 2023 through 2038. 600 cases made. (5/31/19)"

94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Dark purple. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, incense and potpourri, while olive and exotic spice nuances build in the glass. Intense, alluringly sweet black and blue fruit, spicecake and violet pastille flavors show sharp delineation and a spine of juicy acidity. Closes extremely long and precise, displaying a smoky, intensifying mineral quality and youthfully gripping tannins that build steadily. Drink: 2025-2035. (Sep 2019)"
Product SKU 343095
Producer Rostaing
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Northern Rhône
Appellation Côte-Rôtie
Varietal Syrah/Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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