1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

- 750 ml
100
RP
Availability: In Stock
$899.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
10980-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

An opaque purple color and a closed but exciting nose of truffles, minerals, Asian spices, and fruitcake. When the wine hits the mouth with its enormous weight and extraction of flavor, one can't help but be seduced by such enormous richness and purity. Nevertheless, there is still a remarkably high level of tannin (sweet rather than astringent), a youthful, unevolved fruit character, and flavors that stain the palate. After tasting this wine, one feels like brushing one's teeth ... it is that rich. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2030. Last tasted 7/96.

Robert Parker | 100 RP
Dense and full bodied, the 1988 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne is simply a monumental wine that is drinking perfectly. It sports full throttle aromatics that develop over the evening, showing gorgeous black fruits, truffle, forest floor, smoked meats, Asian spices and roast coffee on the nose. These carry over to the palate where the wine is beautifully integrated with a concentrated, chewy mid-palate, an awesome silky texture, and a long, seamless finish. World class and I would drink bottles over the next decade.

Jeb Dunnuck | 98 JD
Very oaky, but then, it's still very young, boasting sweet plum and licorice flavors that go on and on. Has the classic La Landonne tannic structure, and should be better in 1998.--Guigal Côte-Rôtie vertical. 700 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 94 WS

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 1988
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Guigal: The Rhone Valley is a melting pot of various winemaking styles and visions - such a meteoric rise to fame and prosperity is not something that goes unnoticed in the wine community, and so Guigal wines are now popular with inquisitive connoisseurs. With an unprecedented level of concentration and power, Guigal wines hit you like a shot through the heart. The perfectly ripe tannins, lush and somewhat crunchy berries, and tasteful spices create the perfect battering ram with which the wine tears down your barriers until your emotions are laid bare, and you're teetering on the brink of singing. The perfume in your mouth after drinking is almost as good as the wine itself, and you'll be reaching for a second serving in no time.
Rating 100 RP
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Cote Rotie: The Cote-Rotie will have you feeling a distinct blend of smoked meat flavors and floral notes that bring it all to life, like a colorful salad in a feast. Expect to be greeted by subtle yet delicious hints of leather, plum, white pepper or black pepper as well, depending on the individual bottle.
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Varietal Shiraz/Syrah: Syrah, or also commonly known as Shiraz is one of the darkest thick and full-bodied wine filled with aromatic hints of blueberry, blackberry, and some spicy peppery notes. Primarily grown in France, you can easily find a bottle throughout Australia, Spain, Italy, Chile, and Argentina.
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