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Average critic rating : 89.0 points
The terroir-driven, muscular, dark, brooding 2004 Cote Rotie La Landonne reveals plenty of meat, tannin, smoke, and tart acids, a dark ruby/purple-tinged color, and a firm, structured mouthfeel. Structuralists will probably rate it considerably higher, but I remain concerned about the acids and tannin dominating the fruit as it evolves. It should last for 10-12 years. ||P.S. The least expensive wine Rostaing makes, which comes from the Coteaux du Languedoc, is the 2004 Puech Chaude. A blend of 80% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 10% Grenache, aged 50% in tank and 50% and barrel, it is a beauty and ideal for drinking in its first 3-4 years of life.||2004 is a classic vintage for Rostaing, who succeeded in a tough year in the Northern Rhone by performing severe crop-thinning measures during the growing season. Nevertheless, these wines are dwarfed by his freakishly rich 2003s and his beautiful 2005s, which he claims are “the best vintage I’ve made.” Wine Advocate.April, 2007
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