2019 domaine rostaing, cote rotie, la landonne
Why We're Buying
Definition. Lushness. Energy. They come together to form to Domaine René Rostaing Côte-Rôtie La Landonne. The syrah reinforces why the estate is among the most well-regarded producers in the appellation, along with Maison Guigal. If you invest in this boozy red wine, give it at least five years to develop.
Closed, herbal and brooding - giving little away for now on the nose. It's big but by no means fat with a strong inner architecture. Brooding with quite burly tannins, not the finest this year - there's a distinct grain. Alcohol however is in check, though it's a potent wine. Acidity is low, but it feels in no way flabby - quite the opposite, it's strict and austere. Needs long ageing. Slightly green tannins on the finish. Four weeks in tank, 18 months in oak, limited new oak, natural yeasts, and as many stems as possible.