Guigal   La Landonne

2004 La Landonne

By Guigal

2004 La Landonne from Guigal, a Sine Qua Non for Sophistication

Scripting an extolment for the 2004 La Landonne from Guigal, is somewhat akin to penning poetry in tribute of the cosmos. This wine, hailing from the vintage dexeterity that Rhone so graciously provided back in 2004, possesses enigma and refinement eqivalent to a legendary verse.

 

Taste Profiles to Watch

The palate maps an intriguing journey, spotlighting the prowess of Syrah grape variety sourced from the virtuoso terrain of Northern Rhone. The wine presents an imprinted essence of fine tobacco seamlessly meshed with crushed blackberry and peppery nuances. The maturation on toasted French oak barrels set forth a seasoned undercurrent of spice, crafting an exquisite balance with the natural tannins.

This sturdy backbone successfully undertakes the role of a profound harmony never overpowering but rather complementing the viticultural opus that is 2004 La Landonne.

 

Vintage Distinction

In terms of climatic conditions, 2004 was steady but far from mundane in Rhone. Mild summer temperatures were thrust into contrast by an ardent heatwave in August, pushing Syrah grapes into surfeit maturity. However, speedy harvesting techniques ensured that just the right amount of acidity was retained, crowning 2004 as one of the distinctive vintages of Guigal.

The redolence of dry earth followed by an array of dark fruits further fortifies our understanding of why this wine is hallmark amongst wine investors. The sharp contours and complex layers that unravel in every sip spread testament to Guigal's enological prowess and unyielding commitment to quality.

 

Investing in Guigal's 2004 La Landonne

The 2004 La Landonne from Guigal provides an intriguing investment potential, being one of the signature Syrah bearing wines that truly delineate the Rhone terroir. Renowned for its admirable aging capabilities, it continues to yield impressive returns in fine wine auctions.

Reveling in the magnificent pantheon of prestigious wines, 2004 La Landonne is a shimmering testament to Rhone’s pristine viticultural practices and a true connoisseur’s retreat. An undeniable treasure for any discerning cellar or portfolio, adding both depth and character. To discover it, savour it, and invest in it, is an affirmation of vinous fluency.

Current market price

$5,520.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

236.43

Scores and tasting notes

94

One of the most elegant and ready-to-drink la Landonnes in the past 10-12 years is the 2004 Cote Rotie la Landonne. Already perfumed and complex, with beautiful smoked beef, rose petals, forest floor and sweet dark fruits, it almost has a Pinot Noir-like elegance and seamlessness. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and with nicely integrated acidity, drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 13 September 2015

Vintage performance