2008 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2008 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne

IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2013
Saturated ruby. An impressively complex nose evokes blackberry, dark chocolate, violet and cigar tobacco, with a strong spicy note emerging with air. Offers sweet, deeply pitched dark fruit compote and floral pastille... Saturated ruby. An impressively complex nose evokes blackberry, dark chocolate, violet and cigar tobacco, with a strong spicy note emerging with air. Offers sweet, deeply pitched dark fruit compote and floral pastille flavors that are given spine by juicy acidity. No way I'd guess from this wine's concentration that it was an '08. Finishes with superb persistence, lively notes of violets and black pepper and slow-building tannins. A really remarkable performance for the year.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2012
Shows very impressive depth and concentration for the vintage, delivering brooding espresso, baker's chocolate, charcoal and singed iron notes intertwined with roasted fig and steeped plum fruit. A smoldering bay leaf... Shows very impressive depth and concentration for the vintage, delivering brooding espresso, baker's chocolate, charcoal and singed iron notes intertwined with roasted fig and steeped plum fruit. A smoldering bay leaf edge lingers on the very grippy finish. A superb effort in a difficult year. Best from 2013 through 2027. – JM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
The most successful of the three Cote Roties in 2008, the 2008 Cote Rotie la Landonne is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Cigar tobacco, pepper, cured meats and abundant dark fruits all give way to a full-bodied... The most successful of the three Cote Roties in 2008, the 2008 Cote Rotie la Landonne is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Cigar tobacco, pepper, cured meats and abundant dark fruits all give way to a full-bodied, balanced, impressively concentrated wine that has integrated acidity, plenty of fruit and solid ripeness to its tannin. Opting to use 100% stems during the fermentation, the Guigals questioned whether the '08 should see the standard 4 years in barrel, but after continually tasting the wine (this father/son team tastes more frequently - and quickly - than just about any vignerons I know), they opted to keep it in barrel for the full duration. It's absorbed every trace of it's oak elevage and is drinking nicely today. - Jeb Dunnuck