Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie "La Landonne" 2017 (Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 97+] [RP 95-97] [AG 93-95]

Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie "La Landonne" 2017
(Northern Rhone, France) - [JD 97+] [RP 95-97] [AG 93-95]

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $179.99 Save $70.01

JD97+ RP95 AG93
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Notes from the winemaker:
Not counting the much larger Guigal domaine, René Rostaing is the closest thing to a true cult star that Côte-Rôtie has yet produced. A grower since 1971, his first vineyard purchases were a microscopic half acre each in Côte Blonde and in La Landonne on the Côte Brune.

René Rostaing has, since 1991, emerged as one of the Northern Rhône’s most respected growers. Before turning to winemaking fulltime, Rostaing split his time between real estate and his small winery. Between 1991 and 1995, he assumed the vineyards of his uncle, the legendary Marius Gentaz, and his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux. From these two traditionalist titans, he also learned to value the noble qualities of classic Côte Rôtie.

Ratings & Reviews


97+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Landonne, a magical expression of the Grand Cru terroir. Deep purple-hued with killer notes of black raspberries, bacon fat, ground herbs, and obvious minerality, this beauty is full-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, a deep, concentrated mid-palate, and a finish that won’t quit. Do your best to hold bottles for 4-5 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)

95-97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"In tank and awaiting bottling when I tasted it, the 2017 Cote Rotie la Landonne has smoothed out and added complexity in the past year. It now shows classic savory, meaty, la Landonne character and plenty of mocha goodness. It's medium to full-bodied, lush and velvety on the mid-palate, then finishes long and tannic." - Joe Czerwinski (19th Dec 2019)

93-95 Points - Vinous:
"Dark purple. Mineral- and spice-accented blackberry, cherry compote and violet on the deeply perfumed nose. Shows superb depth as well as energy on the palate, offering sweet blackcurrant, cherry and candied violet flavors that are complemented by smoky bacon and cracked pepper nuances. Closes smoky, broad and very long, displaying repeating mineral, floral qualities and youthful tannic grip." Josh Raynolds - (Jul 2019)