Guigal   La Landonne

2006 La Landonne

By Guigal

2006 La Landonne from Guigal, Rhone

Explore the renowned richness of the 2006 La Landonne from Guigal, a distinct treasure amongst Rhône wines. The 2006 vintage, derived from a unique blend of circumstances and exceptional terroir, entices wine investors and aficionados alike with its stunning depth and captivating complexity.

 

An Exception to Vintage Unpredictability

The 2006 vintage is a testament to Guigal's deftness in handling climatic nuances. The year started prompt with early spring warmth followed by a challenging summer that swayed between hot and cool spells frequently. Yet, September saw the redeeming grace with conditions amiable enough to foster optimal maturation. The result is a striking balance of ripeness and acidity in the fruit, leading to an expressive final product worthy of patient cellaring or immediate consumption.

Expertly produced in the esteemed northern Rhône vineyards, the 2006 La Landonne from Guigal dazzles with its precocious Syrah personality.

 

A Provocative and Investing Palette

This wine seductively enfolds you with its deep ruby hue, whispering promises of the rich olfactory journey to follow. Elements of dark fruit, leather, violets and roasted herbs flirt with your senses as you take in that first captivating sniff.

As you indulge in its depth, blackcurrant notes dance on your tongue accentuated by hints of tapenade and smoked game. Accompanied by measured acidity and well-integrated tannins, these flavours create a velvety texture amplified by a hauntingly long finish.

The 2006 La Landonne is an ode to visionary winemaking that encapsulates the unique essence of the Rhone in a bottle. An investment in this wine is not merely a financial strategy but a testament to timeless taste and appreciation of fine craftsmanship.

Ultimately, the 2006 La Landonne from Guigal, with its exquisite depth and complexity, is an unwavering symbol of Rhône region’s viticultural prowess and commitment to quality. An exemplar for those keen on making astute wine investments!

Current market price

$3,090.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

158.13

Scores and tasting notes

96

A surprisingly structured, full-bodied, masculine wine in the vintage is the 2006 Cote Rotie la Landonne. Still inky colored and loaded with notions of beef blood, black olive, peppery herbs, smoke and scorched earth-like minerality, it still needs another 3-4 years of cellaring to start to be approachable. It will certainly be one of the longest-lived wines in the vintage and will have 3-4 decades of overall longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 13 September 2015

Vintage performance