2003 Jean-Michel Gerin Côte-Rôtie La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Wine Tasting Note


2003 Jean-Michel Gerin La Landonne  (Côte-Rôtie) 93

At peak, the nose with its olives, herbs, smoke and red fruits does not tell the entire story as the nose is almost quiet. The wine is best on the lush, soft, opulent, silky, kirsch and cherry-filled palate. The wine is a very textural experience. There is no reason for further aging.

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Deep in color, with concentration, density, richness and ripe, dark fruits. There was no heat, or any sensation of over ripe flavors. Just pure fruits, silky, lush, juicy, fat textures and a long finish.

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Now that the 2003 Cote Rotie vintage has a few years on it, the wines have really started to come around. Most are forward, fleshy, rich and offer decadent textures. The 2003 Gerin La Landonne is no exception. With a nose filled with bacon fat, flowers, cherries, black raspberries, earth, spice, smoke and charcoal, this is a voluptuous wine. Rich in texture, the wine feels great as it slides from the glass. It's only now starting to open. A few more years will add additional complexity to the wine.

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Domaine Gerin Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin, when young, should be decanted at least 1-2 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin is usually better with 8-10 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 10-25 years of age.

Serving Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Condrieu, the white wine of Domaine Jean Michel Gerin is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.