2016 Delas Freres Cote Rotie la Landonne
Syrah - 750ML
  • JL 97
  • WE 97
  • WS 96
  • DC 95
  • VN 95
  • WA 95
  • JD 95
  • JS 95

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JL 97
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019
Deep in color, the espresso, licorice, smoke and flint, paired with layers of juicy, ripe fresh, red fruits show up with ease. On the palate, the wine offers richness, density, purity of fruit, herbs, crushed stones and a... expand Deep in color, the espresso, licorice, smoke and flint, paired with layers of juicy, ripe fresh, red fruits show up with ease. On the palate, the wine offers richness, density, purity of fruit, herbs, crushed stones and a wall of ripe, lushly textured, dark red berries. This will age quite nicely. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2016&wine=Delas%20Freres%20Cote-Rotie%20La%20Landonne collapse
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, September 2019
Sun-baked garrigue and smoky notes of iron and earth accent intensely ripe black cherry and cassis in this wine. Made from 100% Syrah, it's a hulking powerhouse of black-fruit flavors but finessed by firm acidity and... expand Sun-baked garrigue and smoky notes of iron and earth accent intensely ripe black cherry and cassis in this wine. Made from 100% Syrah, it's a hulking powerhouse of black-fruit flavors but finessed by firm acidity and fine, integrated tannins. Stunning already it should improve through 2036 and hold further. collapse
WS 96
Wine Spectator, May 2019
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... expand 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, with pretty floral notes and bright energy throughout. Best from 2023 through 2038. 300 cases made, 188 cases imported. — JM collapse
DC 95
Decanter, October 2017
The first vintage of this wine was in 1997. It has resonant Côte-Rôtie aromatics; sylvan, resinous, and more vinous than many. It is medium to full-bodied, with generous, concentrated, sweetly-ripe fruit, very fine... expand The first vintage of this wine was in 1997. It has resonant Côte-Rôtie aromatics; sylvan, resinous, and more vinous than many. It is medium to full-bodied, with generous, concentrated, sweetly-ripe fruit, very fine tannins and a fine seam of minerality that extends into the long, savoury finish. A serious wine this, very well balanced with unmistakable class from this distinguished site. Well-judged use of oak, this is harmonious already. Impressive. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/rhone/delas-freres-la-landonne-cote-rotie-rhone-france-2016-15556#cET2YyWa0OeVjQxA.99 collapse
VN 95
Vinous, September 2019
Bright purple. Powerful cherry, cassis, potpourri, exotic spice and olive qualities on the highly perfumed, complex nose. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue fruit... expand Bright purple. Powerful cherry, cassis, potpourri, exotic spice and olive qualities on the highly perfumed, complex nose. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue fruit preserve, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that unfold steadily with aeration. In a powerful but energetic style and quite primary now. Aeration brings up smoky bacon and floral pastille qualities that carry through the strikingly long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves behind sweet dark and floral notes. -- Josh Raynolds collapse
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
Unlike most vintages (which require cellaring), the 2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne is already drinking well. It is perfumed and floral, with violets, herbs, pepper and rosemary notes coming together in a kaleidoscope of... expand Unlike most vintages (which require cellaring), the 2016 Cote Rotie 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.- JC collapse
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, December 2018
The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is another forward, charming, balanced beauty. Blackberries, violets, camphor, and hints of acacia flowers all emerge from this impressively balanced Côte Rôtie. As with the 2017, there's a... expand The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is another forward, charming, balanced beauty. Blackberries, violets, camphor, and hints of acacia flowers all emerge from this impressively balanced Côte Rôtie. As with the 2017, there's a forward, approachable style here, but it's seamless, elegant, and long. Both these wines are much more elegant and forward than previous vintages. collapse
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, August 2018
(94-95 points) Compelling purity and depth of blackberries, framed in plenty of fresh, mocha-scented oak. The palate continues in the same vein with spicy, meaty, cherry, plum and mocha flavors. Warm, espresso finish... expand (94-95 points) Compelling purity and depth of blackberries, framed in plenty of fresh, mocha-scented oak. The palate continues in the same vein with spicy, meaty, cherry, plum and mocha flavors. Warm, espresso finish. Barrel sample. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Winery

Delas Freres

Founded in 1835 by Charles Audibert and Phillipe Delas, the celebrated Delas Freres winery grows 30 hectares of vines comprising 10 hectares in Hermitage (including the Domaines des Tourettes estate), 2 hectares in Saint-Joseph, and 18 hectares in Crozes-Hermitage.

In addition to the grapes produced by Delas' own wine growing team, Delas' close relationships with like-minded owner-winegrowers ensure that the company is able to source grapes grown on individual parcels, which reflect their own unique terroir.

Exclusively a family-owned operation for over a century, Delas Freres joined forces with Champagne Deutz in 1977. In 1993, Deutz and Delas Freres were approached by the Rouzaud family, majority shareholder in the Roederer Group. They joined the Roederer Group under whose umbrella Delas' philosophy continues to flourish.