Guigal, La Landonne 1995

Robert Parker 100
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The great glories of this house are its Cote Roties, of which there are now five separate offerings. Guigal believes 1995 may turn out to his greatest vintage for Cote Rotie. It is also the first vintage that his son, Philippe, did the harvest and has helped with the vinification and elevage. I should also note that it is the debut vintage for his newest acquisition, Chateau d'Ampuis. Guigal's 1995s have aged magnificently in cask, with the three single vineyards candidates for perfection.

The 1995 Cote Rotie La Landonne exhibits a smoky, peppery, grilled steak-sort of nose, with copious quantities of earthy black fruits. Very unevolved and backward, this cru will require a decade of cellaring. The color is an opaque plum/purple, and the wine is excruciatingly hard, tannic, and full-bodied. This impressively-endowed La Landonne will last for 25-30 years..

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 Region France | Rhone | Cote-Rotie
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 Liter)
 Bottle condition Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2006-2025