2010 Guigal - Cote-Rotie La Landonne 750ml

France - Northern Rhone - Cote Rotie/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98-100

Scheduled to be bottled in February of 2014, the 2010 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a more fresh, pure and focused example of the 2009. While it doesn't have the over the top exuberance of the prior vintage, it offers incredibly pure, detailed and classic aromas and flavors of black pepper, currants, blackberry, mineral and smoked bacon fat. Full-bodied, layered and deeply concentrated, yet also graceful and seamless, this knockout effort should require a decade to come around and have 3-4 decades of longevity.

Drink Dates: 2023-2063
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 210

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 99

Terrifically dense, with tightly coiled flavors of warm ganache, fig paste and blackberry confiture. Shows plenty of range as well, with well-embedded notes of bay leaf, chestnut, juniper, black tea and charcoal. This is intensely grippy through the fine-grained and lengthy finish. Should age marvelously and slowly.

Drink Dates: 2017-2040
Author: James Molesworth


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96-97

Dark purple. A heady, explosively perfumed bouquet displays scents of ripe blueberry, cherry-cola, incense and smoked meat, with an intense spicy quality adding lift. Stains the palate with potent dark fruit liqueur and candied violet flavors that are sharpened and lifted by juicy acidity. Youthfully firm tannins build through a finish that strongly repeats the blue fruit and floral qualities. This one is built for the ages.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 173

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Average rating: 98, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

175 bottles owned by 31 collectors.

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About This Producer


Marcel Guigal - the so-called "pivot" of the Cote-Rotie appellation - is both an owner and negociant, and vinifies over 40% of all Cote-Rotie. His father, Etienne, started out quite modestly in 1946, and over the next decades the company has grown to encompass all that is best in the Rhone Valley. Not only known for the massive hits in Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the Guigal name is synonymous with quality all along the scale, from the humble Cotes-du-Rhone to the Big Three - La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque.

See other similar producers: Chapoutier, Domaine Charvin

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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