Guigal   La Landonne

2016 La Landonne

By Guigal

2016 La Landonne from Guigal, Rhône Valley, France

Two elements ignite the legend of the 2016 La Landonne from Guigal - first, it hails from Guigal, a producer synonymous with high-quality and deeply passionate viticulture; second, it's emblematic of the rich and velvety character that typifies the grandeur of Rhône Syrah. Indeed, true connoisseurs recognize La Landonne as an apogee in this winemaker's esteemed canon.

 

A Vintage Par Excellence in a Majestic Terroir

The year 2016 graced the Rhône Valley with a unique constellation of climatic conditions. An early start to the growing season, with ideal weather ripening the Syrah grapes to their black-fruit best, followed by a cooler harvest preserving significant acidity. This juxtaposition of favourable factors resulted in wines visibly marked by freshness and balance.

For Guigal's iconic La Landonne the 2016 vintage has proven to be transformative. The weight and depth united with purity and precision make it a nectar-like wine, complex yet balanced. It is opulent on the nose with intriguing aromas of dark fruits and smoked meat that make way for blackberry and ripe plum nuances on the palate, beautifully entwined with hints of crushed pepper. The tannins are savoury but silk-filled.

 

Intrigue & Investment Epitomized

Such expressive vintages like the 2016 La Landonne from Guigal represent not merely an orchestration of sensory pleasures but equally a formidable wine investment opportunity. With an ageing potential stretching well into decades, this wine promises to reward patient investors with magnifying dividends.

Perfect for portfolio diversification or cellar collection, the 2016 La Landonne is an unmissable spectacle of what Rhône Valley has to offer. Its appreciable complexity and depth set it apart, making it a prized collectable as it ages gracefully in the bottle.

Embodying the charisma of the Rhône Valley and the magic of Guigal, the 2016 La Landonne illustrates how a great vineyard, under perfect conditions can craft a truly remarkable vintage.

Current market price

$4,990.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

157.37

Scores and tasting notes

99

The darkest, most concentrated and tannic of the 2016 La Las, the 2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne boasts hints of smoked meat and scorched coffee on the nose, waves of cassis fruit and hints of olives and herbs. Medium to full-bodied, this is packed with tannin, ripe fruit and intricate nuances of savory complexity. Rich and velvety, with terrific texture and impressive length, it's a sure bet to evolve gracefully for the next 20-25 years.

Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate, 13 May 2021

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