Delas Freres Cote Rotie La Landonne Rouge 2016
Syrah Blends | France
$184.95 - 750mL
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Alluring, with warm fruitcake and black tea aromatics leading off for a lush and warm core of crushed plum, cherry reduction and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors. Despite the showy fruit detail, there’s a solid iron underpinning, pretty floral notes and bright energy throughout.
Bright purple. A hugely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, incense, candied flowers and Asian spices, and suave vanilla and mineral notes build in the glass. Impressively concentrated but lively as well, offering alluringly sweet black raspberry, boysenberry spicecake and violet flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral thrust on the finish, which emphatically echoes the floral and blue fruit notes.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Unlike most vintages (which require cellaring), the 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is already drinking well. It is perfumed and floral, with violets, herbs, pepper and rosemary notes coming together in a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors that are backed by layers of silky-textured raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's creamy and lush on the palate, with a long, delicate finish.