1996 Rostaing Cote-Rotie "La Landonne"
The words goopy and gloppy (if they are words) come to mind. Timber! I
think not. C
What a great night of wines, Dale, with many of my favorite N Rhone
producers! All the more shame about the above wine is that he inherited
all the vines of the late, lamented Marius Gentaz
On the Allemand Cornas: I've only had a few of his wines, but they have
seemed in comparison to my other Cornas expeierences a bit... glossy?
Perhaps polished is a better word as it doesn't connote new oak. I'm
told that Allemand does partial carbonic maceration, so that could
account for my impressions. Did you get any sense of this?