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E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne

Wine Details

Vineyard

E. Guigal

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red

Region

Côte RôtieRhôneFrance

Wine Description

(1986 Vintage) The Guigal family owns vineyards in Condrieu and in the Côte-Rôtie with illustrious plots producing wines such as ‘La Doriane’ in Condrieu, the famous growths of the Côte-Rôtie ‘La Mouline’, ‘La Turque’ and ‘La Landonne’, Côte-Rôtie Château d’Ampuis, Hermitage ‘Ex-Voto’, produced only in the great vintages and Saint-Joseph ‘Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph’ in red and white, as well as the famous Saint-Joseph red 'Vignes de l’Hospice'. These wines have each become flagships of their appellations. In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, read more...the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône; Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône are also aged in the Ampuis cellars. Robert Parker rates this wine 90 points: "The 1986 La Landonne is an outstanding wine, though it lacks the magical perfume of La Mouline and the indescribable, riveting character of La Turque. It is more tannic and amply endowed, but among the splendid La Landonnes made during the eighties, the 1986 does not possess the size or intensity of the greatest vintages (1989, 1988, 1985, 1983, and 1982). Anticipated maturity: now-2009." (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/06
  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (95-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 125 on Oct-99
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/01
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: (98-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 133 on Feb-01