Guigal   La Landonne

2007 La Landonne

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2007 La Landonne from Guigal, Rhône

The 2007 vintage brought sensibility and balance to the age-old vineyard of Guigal. That year saw excellent weather conditions in the Rhône region that perfectly nurtured the Syrah vines of La Landonne, a premier cru vineyard renowned for its extraordinary product.


Blessing of the Vintage, Father of Potential Investments

While all fine wines from Guigal possess an undeniable charm, the 2007 La Landonne offers an individuality that's undeniably breathtaking, making it a promising prospect for any wine investment portfolio. A lesser yield in 2007 intensified the concentration of fruit flavours in this vintage, adding further to its elegance.

Upon decanting, one is immediately taken by the velvety richness and tantalising dance of smoky spice and dark fruit aromas that typify this Rhône offering. Each sip delivers splendid layers of intense blackberry, licorice, and toasted oak that unfold with impeccable harmony on your palate.


The 2007 Vintage - A Dance with Ideal Conditions

In 2007 Rhône was privileged with ideal climatic conditions - beautifully moderate temperatures coupled with timely rainfall. This weather dance led to an earlier harvest yielding grapes with outstanding ripeness and acidity balance.

The Rhône’s special terroir lent additional character to the 2007 La Landonne. This perfect blend of climate, soil, and careful cultivation birthed wines worth savouring—and indeed investing—in.

This vintage brilliantly captures the essence of Syrah in a symphony of lush, elegant black fruit flavours gracefully framed by fine tannins. There are subtle hints of cocoa and truffle, adding depth and complexity to the aftertaste. The finish? It’s a thrilling journey into endless nuances of flavour that lingers.

The 2007 La Landonne from Guigal encapsulates the beauty and allure of the Rhône, establishing itself as a significant player in wine investment circles. As an embodiment of all that this remarkable year brought to Rhône's terroir, it stands as a testament to the invincible union of soil, vine, and weather. In every sense, it is a wine of its year.

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The 2007 Cote Rotie la Landonne is another wine that's drinking beautifully today, and this forward, supple character is trait of the vintage. Revealing a perfumed bouquet of smoked beef, tapenade, currants and pepper, it's meaty and gamy, with full-bodied richness and ample, yet sweet tannin. While it won't really hit maturity for another 5-6 years, it certainly dishes out plenty of pleasure now, but will still see it's 30th birthday in fine form.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 13 September 2015

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