Delas Freres   Cote Rotie la Landonne

2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne

By Delas Freres

2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres, Rhone

The formidable expression of 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres exemplifies the gravitas and magnificence that the Rhone region's terroir can bestow on the Syrah grape. A distinctive vintage year, marked by favourable climatic conditions, has shaped this northeastern Rhone gem into a truly remarkable retreat for sound wine investments.

 

Vintage Virtuosity Amplified

In contrast to its brethren, the 2009 vintage stands out for its overwhelming richness. This vintage was awarded a 98-point score by expert critic Robert Parker, underscoring its superior nature in the grand pantheon of global vintages. Benevolently graced by favourable climatic conditions, this generous vintage year has produced wines brimming with luscious fruit intensity balanced by an admirable backbone of mineral freshness.

 

Rhone's Rhythm, Embodied

The Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres captures the essence of Rhone’s terroir. The 2009 vintage is a remarkable mosaic of concentrated blackberry and currant notes serenaded by provocative whispers of meaty umami, spicy pepper, and delicate violets - the signature symphony of northern Rhone Syrah. Checkout >.

This vinous poetry is beautifully sung along a line of structured tannins and peppered acidity that augur well for longevity. It is therefore not surprising that connoisseurs often categorise this offering by Delas Freres among their long-term wine investment favourites.

 

Embracing a Cult Wine Unique Story

In conclusion, with its intoxicating dance of power and elegance, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres is unquestionably one of the standouts of the Rhone region. This illustrious vintage provides not just a taste of the terroir's potential, but also an exciting canvas for wine investment. To echo its impressive viticultural journey, each sip unravels a memorable tale of the Rhone's rhythm, enfolding a distinct marker in your investment journey.

Market price (GBP)

£2,240.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

131.76

Scores and tasting notes

97

Another killer Cote Rotie is the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne and it's a bigger, rich, more opulent version of the 2010. Raspberries, chocolate, exotic flowers, violets and ample minerality all give way to a full-bodied, seamless, layered 2009 that has massive mid-palate depth and a monster finish. Raised all in new oak, it should be drinkable at an earlier age than the '10, yet have a similar evolution.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 13 September 2015

Vintage performance