Powerful smoky scent on the nose. Full, thick texture on the palate with ripe bramble fruit and smooth tannin. Certainly showing the bounty of the vintage, with fullness and ripeness. Moderate length, a bit of floral character on the finish. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027
Robert Parker 95
“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.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035