2009 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne
Syrah - 750ML
2009 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne
  • WA 100
  • JL 100
  • JD 100
  • WS 99
  • VN 96
  • JR 93

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Reg: $595.00

$525.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 1 btls
ETA: May. 2022

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Much more upfront and easy to read than the backward 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an insanely beautiful wine. Smoked meats, game, black olives, charcoal, black raspberries and pepper all literally soar from...   Much more upfront and easy to read than the backward 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an insanely beautiful wine. Smoked meats, game, black olives, charcoal, black raspberries and pepper all literally soar from this beauty and it hits the palate with a massively concentrated, almost over-the-top decadence that's impossible to resist. Despite its wealth of fruit, it has a huge core of tannin and needs 4-5 years at a minimum. Like the 2010, it will have a half-century or more of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck  
JL 100
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
One sniff, swirl and sip and I was convinced this is a candidate for the best vintage of Guigal La Landonne ever produced! And that is really saying when you consider how many stunning wines have been produced since 1978!...   One sniff, swirl and sip and I was convinced this is a candidate for the best vintage of Guigal La Landonne ever produced! And that is really saying when you consider how many stunning wines have been produced since 1978! Thick, rich dense, concentrated and mouth-filling, the wine coats your palate with layers of insanely polished, black, red and blue fruits. With all this concentration, the wine remains balanced, fresh, harmonious and interesting. There is nothing heavy, hot or out of place. The wine has this incredible sense of purity that blends crushed rocks, stones and perfectly ripe, dark, red fruits. The finish hangs with you for at least 60 seconds! You can drink this with 3 hours of decanting now, or wait 10-20-30 years for the secondary nuances to emerge. This is a once in a decade wine that leaves you speechless.  
JD 100
jebdunnuck.com, November 2019
I’ve been lucky to have drunk close to a case of the 2009 Côte Rôtie La Landonne, and if there’s a more perfect Syrah out there, I don’t know of it. Revealing a vivid ruby/purple color, it delivers a spectacular bouquet...   I’ve been lucky to have drunk close to a case of the 2009 Côte Rôtie La Landonne, and if there’s a more perfect Syrah out there, I don’t know of it. Revealing a vivid ruby/purple color, it delivers a spectacular bouquet of crème de cassis, smoked meats, graphite, spring flowers, crushed rocks, and hints of bacon fat. Possessing full-bodied richness, a colossal, massive core of fruit, ample polished tannins, and perfectly integrated oak, it’s a thrill a minute due to the opulence and sexiness of the vintage yet promises to last for another 30-40 years. It’s one of the greatest Syrahs ever produced.  
WS 99
Wine Spectator, October 2013
This delivers a stunningly ripe, pure, polished bolt of plum confiture, along with notes of anise, mocha, blueberry coulis, Black Forest cake and espresso. The finish sports admirable grip for this ripe-styled vintage...   This delivers a stunningly ripe, pure, polished bolt of plum confiture, along with notes of anise, mocha, blueberry coulis, Black Forest cake and espresso. The finish sports admirable grip for this ripe-styled vintage, with a grounding rod of iron buried deeply. There's fruit and muscle now, with minerality to burn while this is cellared. Best from 2015 through 2040. 1,000 cases made. –JM  
VN 96
Vinous, March 2014
Glass-staining purple. Explosive aromas of dark berries, fresh violet and anise, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering deeply pitched, spice-tinged cassis and bitter cherry...   Glass-staining purple. Explosive aromas of dark berries, fresh violet and anise, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering deeply pitched, spice-tinged cassis and bitter cherry flavors accented by bitter herbs. Closes extremely long, with firm tannic grip and alluring sweetness, leaving a zesty mineral note behind. Showing a surprising degree of elegance for the vintage and for this bottling, which is usually the most forbidding of Guigal's big-gun Cote-Roties. - Josh Raynolds  
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2010
(18++/20) More severe than Turque. A bit green and tight for the moment, very different from the rest - it doesn't really care whether you like it or not. Slightly inky at the moment, dry finish. Slightly tarry. All the...   (18++/20) More severe than Turque. A bit green and tight for the moment, very different from the rest - it doesn't really care whether you like it or not. Slightly inky at the moment, dry finish. Slightly tarry. All the descriptions are dark, according to Philippe Guigal. Dry tannins on the end. Very different. Needs lots and lots of time. 'The most Pauillac of the crus,' according to Philippe!  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML

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.