One of the powerhouses of the Rhône and a name synonymous with beautifully crafted wines from some of the regions finest vineyard sites. After 15 years working at Vidal-Fleury, Etienne Guigal formed his own estate in 1946, joined by his son Marcel in 1961 and by 1984, they had purchased Vidal-Fleury and took control of 35% of the Côte Rôtie harvest. They purchased the Château d'Ampuis in 1995, today fully restored, it is the headquarters of the estate and home to the Guigal cooperage. Marcel's son, Phillipe is the winemaker and Guigal produce a range of stunning wines from across the terroirs of the Rhône.
Perhaps not as insanely rich as the 2015, the 2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne is still incredible to taste, offering a kaleidoscopic array of aromas and flavors that verges on being indescribable. Floral notes, raspberries, plums, mocha shadings and more all swirl into a blur of sensory overload. Medium to full-bodied, it’s a classic yet silky expression of Cote Rotie that’s sure to drink well for 20+ years. Tasted: Dec 2017; Drink: 2023-2045; Rating: 98-100 Points; Joe Czerwinski; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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