2000 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne
Syrah - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, July 2004
Offers an amazing depth of smoky espresso-flavored toast that is seamlessly interwoven with bittersweet Valrhona chocolate black currant and fig fruit and a great underlying minerality. Supersilky with a floral finish... Offers an amazing depth of smoky espresso-flavored toast that is seamlessly interwoven with bittersweet Valrhona chocolate black currant and fig fruit and a great underlying minerality. Supersilky with a floral finish. Equally lush and captivating on both the nose and palate--a rare feat. Drink now through 2030. 800 cases made. (JM)
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Another wine that's drinking beautifully today is the 2000 Cote Rotie la Landonne. An upfront, perfumed, complex and ready-to-drink beauty, it offers sexy notes of smoked meats, olive, game, truffle and graphite. These... Another wine that's drinking beautifully today is the 2000 Cote Rotie la Landonne. An upfront, perfumed, complex and ready-to-drink beauty, it offers sexy notes of smoked meats, olive, game, truffle and graphite. These give way to a full-bodied, elegant Cote Rotie that has no hard edges, a soft, forward feel and a great finish. It doesn't have the sheer weight of density of a top year, but excels on its drinkability. It's a beautiful wine. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2005
($300) Full ruby-red. Brooding aromas of raw currant leather and menthol; a bit Hermitage-like on the nose. Then quite backward for the vintage even a bit youthfully tough. Flavors of raw currant leather tobacco and... ($300) Full ruby-red. Brooding aromas of raw currant leather and menthol; a bit Hermitage-like on the nose. Then quite backward for the vintage even a bit youthfully tough. Flavors of raw currant leather tobacco and roasted herbs. This has terrific backbone for aging and comes across as distinctly firmer than La Mouline or La Turque. 93(+?) points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2000

Winery

Guigal

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.