Guigal   La Landonne

2000 La Landonne

By Guigal

2000 La Landonne from Guigal, Rhône

Investors with a discerning palate will appreciate the 2000 vintage of La Landonne from Guigal. In the turn of the millennium, the terroir of Rhône Valley gave birth to a vintage that could potentially form part of the backbone to any sophisticated wine portfolio.

 

An extraordinary vintage for an influential icon

Guigal, founded by Etienne Guigal in 1946, has solidified its position as a notable contributor to the world-renowned reputation of Rhône wines. The 2000 vintage of La Landonne from this iconic house exemplifies the synergy between this historic winery's vineyard skills and nature's bounty.

The 2000 growing season bore wines of unparalleled structure and length. The year's generous sun exposure coupled with cool nights led to slow grape maturation which unlocked a depth of aromas in La Landonne that make it an unforgettable investment.

 

Discovering depth and subtlety in Rhône terroir

The Rhône Valley with its diverse terroir confers a particular characteristic on the regional Syrah, a grape that thrives in the valley’s complex environment. The topsoil at La Landonne is rich in iron oxides, layered over a base of fractured mica schist, instilling minerality and complexity to the fruit.

The 2000 La Landonne dances with dark fruity flavours, laced with spicy undertones - a testament to its Syrah heritage. Despite two decades of age, it carries an intense freshness and robust tannic structure-a captivating juxtaposition that reflects the unique climatic phenomena of the 2000 season.

 

The 2000 La Landonne: A unique investment opportunity

An amalgamation of investment-worthy prestige and sensory pleasure, the 2000 vintage of La Landonne from Guigal is a wine that will gratify both the financial and epicurean objectives of seasoned or nascent investors alike. Its age-worthy structure and depth of flavours are set to reward patient cellaring, ensuring appreciable returns while adding diversity to a robust portfolio.

An emblematic bottle from one of the revered producers, the 2000 vintage provides an enduring snapshot of the Rhône Valley's potential for world-class Syrah production. While numerous vintages of La Landonne have made their mark on wine enthusiasts across the globe, the 2000 edition is undoubtedly one of the stand-out offerings from this illustrious label.

Current market price

$5,540.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

221.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

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 - The Wine Advocate, 13 September 2015

Vintage performance