98-100 / 100 by Robert Parker Of all the terrific single-vineyard Cote Roties I tasted at Guigal this year, I’m most confident that ... Read moreOf all the terrific single-vineyard Cote Roties I tasted at Guigal this year, I’m most confident that this wine will ultimately reach perfection after bottling. The 2015 Cote Rotie La Landonne is incredibly rich and concentrated, yet it remains detailed and complex, with plum and cassis flavors accented by hints of pencil shavings, espresso, black olives, roasted meat and dark chocolate. Full-bodied and solidly built, it combines that power with a velvety feel and a nearly endless finish. Wow.
Knowing the extensive tasting that was in store for me at this address, I scheduled an entire morning to go through the firm’s offerings. The company’s wines undergo unusually long élevages, which means there are always multiple vintages of each wine to taste. It does provide an ideal snapshot of the various appellations/vintages. For my visit, Philippe Guigal and the winemaking team prepared prospective samples of the wines that were not yet bottled. The big news here is the acquisition of Domaine de Nalys in Châteauneuf du Pape, which immediately becomes a property to watch. Those wines will continue to be reviewed separately as part of the Southern Rhône report.
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18 / 20 by Jancis Robinson
Absolutely massive – so big it’s really difficult to see the flavour. It’s all muscle, no flesh at the moment. [ Source: https://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?keywords=guigal+2015&query_field=title_t-country_t-regions_txt&perpage=20&page=2 ]
Europe warehouse: 12 Bottle(s), Delivery time approx. 28 days