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  • Barbeque
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2003 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie la Landonne

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA97
  • WS95
  • ST95

Reviews

WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Revealing more structure and definition than the regular bottling the 2003 Cote Rotie La Landonne offers more scorched earth camphor blackberry and roasted meat characteristics. Last year this cuvee displayed no acidity... Revealing more structure and definition than the regular bottling the 2003 Cote Rotie La Landonne offers more scorched earth camphor blackberry and roasted meat characteristics. Last year this cuvee displayed no acidity but that is not the case from bottle (perhaps the use of 50% stems helped). Rostaing admits that analytically there is practically no acid in this wine so it will age on its extraordinary extract and richness. This blockbuster should drink well young yet age for 12-15 years.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Silky and long with very dark cherry cocoa and game flavors backed by mineral and grilled herb notes. Tight now with firm cocoa powder and tar notes guarding the finish but has depth and complexity for the longer haul... Silky and long with very dark cherry cocoa and game flavors backed by mineral and grilled herb notes. Tight now with firm cocoa powder and tar notes guarding the finish but has depth and complexity for the longer haul. Best from 2007 through 2020. 315 cases made.
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Inky ruby color. Powerful scents of cherry liqueur blackberry and grilled meat with a strong violet element adding lift. Big but juicy in the mouth with great ripeness and impressive depth of flavor. Shows a range of... Inky ruby color. Powerful scents of cherry liqueur blackberry and grilled meat with a strong violet element adding lift. Big but juicy in the mouth with great ripeness and impressive depth of flavor. Shows a range of jammy berry flavors accented by pungent florality. "Can the material compensate for the low acidity?" wonders Rostaing noting that the actual acidity here is barely two grams per liter. I'd bet on it.