Delas Freres   Cote Rotie la Landonne

2012 Cote Rotie la Landonne

By Delas Freres

2012 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres, Rhone

The allure of the Rhone Valley is crystallised in the 2012 Cote Rotie la Landonne, which emanates from the fabled slopes meticulously cultivated by Delas Freres. A breathtaking expression of the synergistic dance between Syrah and climate, this 2012 vintage etches an indelible tale in the annals of fine wine investment.

 

The Harmonic Fusion in Every Sip

Delas Freres are a testament to the truths held by ancient vintners, their meticulous skill flourishing in the unerring quality of the 2012 Cote Rotie la Landonne. The favoured Syrah grape bears a bespoke character in this vintage, blessed by the subtle influences of a sublime climatic harmony that culminated in 2012.

This well-aged vintage from Rhone exposes a spectacular complexity that unfurls in every sip. With just a hint of Viognier to brighten and balance, Syrah's resonant voice echoes amidst an intoxicating score of blackberry and Morello cherry undertones, underscored by whispers of smoky anise and invigorating black pepper.

 

The 2012 Symphony of Climatic Conditions

The climatic symphony of 2012 was indeed an ensemble performance across Rhone, contributing to a vintage that now thrums with possibility for discerning investors. This year yielded an impeccable harvest owing to an exceptionally long summer, marrying warmth and moisture into a beautiful duet that danced on Syrah's thriving vines.

Thus, true to La Landonne's legacy, and further bolstered by such splendiferous conditions, the 2012 Cote Rotie vintage emerged, presenting one of the meaningful and compelling investment opportunities for those keyed into the melody of long term gain.

Every now and again, certain wines reverberate through the echo chamber of investment savvy collectors. The 2012 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres is undeniably an ensemble performer in this orchestration. A magnum opus among Syrah expressions, this 2012 vintage makes an irresistible call to investors willing to engage and savour the intricate symphony derived from truly extraordinary winemaking journey.

Market price (GBP)

£1,540.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

102.67

Scores and tasting notes

95

Showing even better from bottle than barrel, the 2012 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is a fabulous effort that oozes notions of cassis, black raspberry, violet, incense and spice-box. Medium to full-bodied, with a gorgeous mid-palate and building, fine tannin, enjoy this ripe, layered, textured beauty over the coming 10-15 years. Made from 100% Syrah aged in new barrels, it’s gorgeous.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 29 December 2014

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