2012 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne
Syrah - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 98
  • JS 97
  • VN 95

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$445.00

In Stock: 1 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The utterly perfect 2012 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is the star of three single vineyards in 2012. Possessing an off-the-charts sexiness in its layered, concentrated and full-bodied style, it has a wealth of fruit, ripe... The utterly perfect 2012 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is the star of three single vineyards in 2012. Possessing an off-the-charts sexiness in its layered, concentrated and full-bodied style, it has a wealth of fruit, ripe tannin, a stacked mid-palate and pedal-to-the-metal notes of black fruits, scorched earth, caramelized meats and crushed rocks. While this cuvée normally needs a decade to become drinkable, there’s a sweetness of fruit here that allows it to offer incredible pleasure even today. Nevertheless, give bottles 5-6 years and enjoy over the following three decades.
WS 98
Wine Spectator, July 2016
Intense, with a serious iron spine that drives from start to finish, while the core of dark currant, bitter plum and black cherry fruit is held in reserve. The grippy and mineral-driven finish sports loads of... Intense, with a serious iron spine that drives from start to finish, while the core of dark currant, bitter plum and black cherry fruit is held in reserve. The grippy and mineral-driven finish sports loads of tobacco, warm iron and dark earth notes, while displaying terrific cut and drive. A formidable wine. Best from 2020 through 2040. From France. — J.M.
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, October 2016
This really sends the expressive aromatics into overdrive thanks to a smoky, mellow and super-appealing sappy edge. Then cue a swirling lift of red berries and darker plums. Very complex. The palate's detailed and deeply... This really sends the expressive aromatics into overdrive thanks to a smoky, mellow and super-appealing sappy edge. Then cue a swirling lift of red berries and darker plums. Very complex. The palate's detailed and deeply flavorsome, showcasing rich plums, blackberries and dark cherries that are coated in fine dark chocolate. A wine of genuine depth and detail leading into a peppery, sappy and smoky finish. Drink from 2020–2030+. Vinified with 100% whole clusters.
VN 95
Vinous, May 2017
Glass-staining ruby. Pungent, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, smoky bacon, candied licorice, violet and Moroccan spices. Juicy and densely packed on the palate, offering impressively concentrated... Glass-staining ruby. Pungent, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, smoky bacon, candied licorice, violet and Moroccan spices. Juicy and densely packed on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors sharpened by a hint of peppery spices. Becomes sweeter and more lively as it opens up, picking up sexy cola and vanilla nuances. Shows outstanding depth as well as vivacity, finishing sappy and extremely long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and grip. -Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.