On Sale: $295 (was: $450)*
La Landonne is unquestionably one of the greatest terroirs in Cote Rotie (and the entire Northern Rhone for that matter!), producing a pure expression of Syrah that is unique to these terraced slopes. This is as grand cru level as it gets in the Rhone, and the 2014 from Delas Freres is the perfect candidate to stock up on in magnum at 30% off our regular price, and a can’t miss opportunity when you consider the price of other top La Landonne. Delas Freres’ standout La Landonne from the “charming” 2014 vintage (Wine Advocate) is a delightful take on one of the finest vineyards in the Northern Rhone.
La Landonne is one of the last vineyards to ripen in the region, and it’s muscular style is classic Cote Rotie turned up to 11. Delas Freres has been on a “fabulous qualitative roll” (Parker) in recent years, but their emergence as a source of serious quality has come as a bit of a surprise to longtime Rhone drinkers. Once known as a middling negociant, the arrival of Jacques Granges started a remarkable shift, and they are now producing “no nonsense, extremely high quality efforts that are near the top of each of their respective appellations” (Wine Advocate).
Over 30% off and only $295 for a magnum, when you break it down to a per 750ml bottle cost, this is the lowest price of ANY vintage (and the best price of any vintage in magnum by nearly $100). We have a very limited quantity on hand so don’t let this one pass you by!
94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Both of the Côte Rôtie releases are excellent wines. One of the most structured wines in the vintage, the 2014 Côte Rôtie La Landonne (100% Syrah aged in 40% new barrels) gives up terrific notes of black raspberry, cassis, toasted spice, graphite and crushed rocks. Possessing full-bodied richness and a concentrated and beautifully-textured style, with building tannin, it should be given 3-4 years of cellaring and enjoyed over the following 10-15 years." - Jeb Dunnuck
94 points, Vinous: "An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied cherry, black raspberry and olive, along with complicating notes of pungent flowers, incense and smoky minerals. Sappy and expressive in the mouth, offering densely packed red and dark berry preserve, violet pastille and spicecake flavors underscored and sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. Shows outstanding focus and mineral-driven thrust on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with serious tenacity." - Josh Raynolds
94 points, Wine Spectator: "Shows excellent ripeness for the vintage, with a juicy core of red currant and plum fruit, backed by light anise, apple wood and black tea notes. Fresh acidity drives the iron-laden finish, adding cut and detail. Best from 2019 through 2034."
*Offer publication date December 29, 2020. Pricing and availability subject to change.