Delas Freres   Cote Rotie la Landonne

2002 Cote Rotie la Landonne

By Delas Freres

2002 Côte Rôtie La Landonne by Delas Freres, Rhone

Drawing back the crimson curtain on the 2002 Côte Rôtie La Landonne from Delas Freres unravels a symphony of subtleties that is layered and rich with intrigue. This particular vintage is more than just a fine exemplar of Rhone Syrah - it's the liquid personification of a remarkable year on the vine in the heart of one of France's most renowned wine regions.


A Marvelous Testimony to a Unique Vintage

Despite the challenges presented by cooler climatic conditions in 2002, this elegant Syrah has transcended expectations, attesting to the winemaking proficiency at Delas Freres. The result is an investment - both gustatory ad financial - that pays dividends in the cellar over time. The concentrated flavours of blackberry and smoky dark chocolate hold court over whiffs of violets and the trademark earthy peppercorn spice that gently glide into play with each sip.

The minerality of this La Landonne '02, traced back to its distinctive schistous terroir of the Côte Rôtie, imparts an enticing complexity to the otherwise robust structure of the wine.


Unyielding Quality Against Climatic Turbulence

The 2002 vintage in Rhone had to battle intermittent periods of rain and cooler spells, but such unpredictable weather patterns served as an unlikely blessing for this gem from Delas Freres. Skilful vineyard management ensured a late and low yield harvest that was high in quality—a masterclass in not only achieving but also refining elegance under pressure.

The 2002 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is a compelling exemplar of the fact that climate does not define a vintage, but merely challenges it; the true measure of a great vintage lies in the deft navigation of climatic adversities by the winemakers.

To sip this wine is to immerse oneself fully in a captivating narrative of resilience that only a glass of 2002 Delas Freres' Côte Rôtie La Landonne can capture in its affluent layers. This expressive testament to perseverance amidst adversity guarded by a humble cork, is indeed, one for the investment portfolio.

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