After tasting Rostaing's 2019 Côte Brune, it would be difficult for any wine to measure up, but the 2019 Cote Rotie la Landonne comes darn close and is a more-than-acceptable second choice. Notes of violets and red raspberries lead the way on the nose, backed by the vineyard's signature roasted meat and black olives. Medium to full-bodied, incredibly concentrated and worthy of two decades of cellaring, yet not unapproachable even now, this is another suburb effort to emerge from Rostaing's magical vineyard holdings.
Jancis Robinson: Cask sample. Closed nose. Vivid black-cherry fruit with superb definition and clarity on the palate. Bitter herby, stemmy notes on the finish, which give an appetising crispness. Some raspberry and redcurrant fruit add to the complexity.