Delas Freres   Cote Rotie la Landonne

2014 Cote Rotie la Landonne

By Delas Freres

2014 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres, Rhone

The 2014 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres reflects a beacon of resoluteness, exhibiting a character derivative of an unusually temperate season that has culminated in an intriguing vintage. Coming from the heartland of Rhone, the unique conditions of this coveted terroir have shaped a wine worth your discerning attention and sound investment.

 

Temperate conditions, transformative results

The year was characterized by milder temperatures, which enabled an unhurried maturation period for the Syrah grapes. As each grape slowly soaked in the Rhone sunlight, nuances were etched into its profile - to later translate as a symphony under each cork.

In tasting the 2014 Cote Rotie la Landonne, one is privy to a complex blend of darkly spiced cherries and smoky undertones - an effect of the cooler vintage. This chord of flavors showcases Delas Freres' signature ability to wrestle control from seemingly tricky conditions and create a truly captivating wine trip.

 

An investment in terroir intelligence

Bottling conditions unique to a year, region, and producer is equal parts science and intuition. The 2014 Cote Rotie la Landonne is reflective not just of the winemaking erudition at Delas Freres but also their judicious hand at mastering Nature's wit. Therein lies your opportunity as an investor - to gather such selected expressive vintages that narrate stories of mankind's tryst with Mother Nature, year after year.

As you invest in this version from 2014, you will hold in your cellar not just a bottle but a conversation piece. A collector's joy, a connoisseur's delight, and a story to linger long after the last pour.

To invest in the 2014 Cote Rotie la Landonne from Delas Freres is to lay claim on a slice of time, etched in liquid memoire, available only till the last bottle lasts.

Market price (GBP)

£1,670.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

119.29

Scores and tasting notes

94

Both of the Côte Rôtie releases are excellent wines. One of the most structured wines in the vintage, the 2014 Côte Rôtie La Landonne (100% Syrah aged in 40% new barrels) gives up terrific notes of black raspberry, cassis, toasted spice, graphite and crushed rocks. Possessing full-bodied richness and a concentrated and beautifully-textured style, with building tannin, it should be given 3-4 years of cellaring and enjoyed over the following 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016

Vintage performance