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 Vintage1990 Label 1 of 35 
ProducerE. Guigal (web)
VineyardLa Landonne
SubRegionNorthern Rhône

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2030 (based on 7 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 96.6 pts. and median of 97 pts. in 38 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Seth Rosenberg on 12/9/2014: I just got a small bit of this. Big dark nose of olive, meat. Huge on the palate - olives, meat, minerals. Not at all ready. (1809 views)
 Tasted by taiwan on 10/10/2014 & rated 94 points: Rustic (510 views)
 Tasted by ATBridge on 9/14/2014: A Great French Dinner (Indianapolis, IN): Beautiful purity of dark fruit. Meat, leather and tar, yet not remotely that of the Haut Brion. Black fruit and black pepper. Lingers in the mouth. Another complete and beautiful wine. (1833 views)
 Tasted by johnh1001 on 8/2/2014 & rated 97 points: 1990 Dinner at University Club (Chicago): My wine of the night and I am really loving La Landonne lately. The most expressive nose of the evening with intense black fruit, black pepper, and grilled meats. Big, bold yet elegant and silky in the mouth with a delicious floral streak. Bright and youthful. While there was plenty of detail, this was so youthful and energetic is seemed almost primary. Very very long finish with wonderful grip. Outstanding. (1984 views)
 Tasted by dkentaustin on 4/5/2014 & rated 97 points: The Guigal La-La’s are some of our favorite wines and the 1990 was singing! Great fruit and fig on the palate with hints of grilled meat wrapped in rosemary. carbonized edges, sweet tannins and purple flowers. Quintessential sweetness of a La-La. Virtually perfect! (1953 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 11/24/2013 & rated 100 points: With each bottle of aged Guigal La Landonne, I become more and more impressed. I am not sure if this is attributed to the effects of additional age on the bottle, or on me, but my appreciation for this stunning wine grows every year. And why not? The levels of depth of flavor, raw material and concentration, complexity, balance, harmony, hedonistic tendencies and ageless quality are not found in any other wine. Still young, you can enjoy this now, or over the next 20 to 30 years, or maybe even longer! (3056 views)
 Tasted by dcwino on 11/8/2013 & rated 99 points: World Wine Symposium 2013 - Kevin and Kelly's excellent adventure; 11/6/2013-11/14/2013 (Villa D’este, Lake Como): Incredibly expressive nose of blackberries, crèmes de cassis, wild flowers, black pepper, tapenade and fatty rare steak. Excellent concentration, silky palate, bright acidity and fully integrated tannins. Drinking beautifully. This is a hedonistic wine at its best. (2507 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 7/5/2013 & rated 93 points: Bricking dark cherry red color; roasted fruit, bacon fat nose; mature, roasted black fruit, bacon fat palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points (474 views)
 Tasted by La Turque on 6/26/2013 & rated 100 points: Brilliant! Bright colour, incredible aroma of bacon, cassis, smoke, black fruits. Delectable sweetness, balanced impeccably with sweet tannins and perfectly complementary acidity and structure. At its peak! Drink and enjoy. (1868 views)
 Tasted by Alex H on 12/16/2012 & rated 92 points: Soft elegant black fruit interplays on the palate. The epitome of Shiraz In a burgundy velvet glove. Excellent! The most together and well balanced to the point compared to the other lalas of the same vintage. A pinnacle of Shiraz to be imitated. (2774 views)
 Tasted by Paul S on 12/15/2012 & rated 96 points: End of the World Dinner (Nicolas Restaurant, Teck Lim Street, Singapore): Truly awesome. This was as good, if not even better than a wonderful bottle of 1989 La Landonne I had last year, which was to date the greatest Syrah I had ever tasted. While not quite as ready as the softer, rounder La Mouline earlier in the flight, or even the lively, energetic La Turque, this was still my favourite of the three 1990 Lalas. It had the meatiest character of the three wines, with its 100% Syrah character showing in a deep, compelling nose of dusty earth, roasted beef and subtle shades of plums, black cherries and berries, all seasoned with a twist of herbs and a hint of dried flowers. Still a bit tight, a bit primary, but boy was it a nice nose. The palate was really youthful as well. Like the nose, it was still a bit primary, still tightly coiled, with black tea and herb notes wrapped around a core of black cherries and black cherries, only slowly opening up to show a real sense of power and quite majestic depth. Remarkably though, for the weight and depth the wine carried, it always remained supple, muscular, almost lithe, with a lovely structure of velvety tannins and fine acidity running through its reservoir of black fruited flavours, which in turn played against a backdrop of dried earth and roasted meat, with touches of herb and spice on the midpalate. Wonderful stuff. This had the greatest depth and power of the three wines, and the longest ending too, pulling away in a long, effortlessly intense finish that filled every part of the backpalate with meaty goodness. A great, great wine – it shares the same monolithic depth and solidity of the very best young Musignies or Pauillacs, but also the nobility and elegance that only its greatest brethren from Burgundy and Bordeaux display. I was floored by this. Superb on the night, but give this 10 years, and it will be amazing. (3221 views)
 Tasted by cortoncharlie on 2/27/2012 & rated 95 points: Monday Night 1990 Themed Dinner (The Principal): Young and primary but just entering its drinking window. Quite meaty on the nose. Lots of raw power balanced by wonderful acidity. This wine had it all. Already good today but will be great in another 5-10 years. Out of the three Las the Landonne is normally the one i least prefer but this was no doubt a lovely bottle. (4270 views)
 Tasted by dcwino on 2/1/2012 & rated 97 points: This seems a bit meatier and more blue fruits driven than La Mouline. Excellent concentration, seems almost abit more youthful than La Mouline but the nose is not as complex and expressive. Lovely wine. (4094 views)
 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 1/5/2012 & rated 96 points: incredible black fruit aromas with black pepper, anise, black truffle, then some slight floral notes in background. Amazing blackberry flavors with some liqueur elements, great concentration, with huge power and length that lasts for well over a minute. Best of all, the concentration is accompanied by complete balance and great textures. Still very youthful, this might continue to improve over the next decade with further upside from here. Popped and poured, then slowly consumed over two hours, this would have greatly benefited from a few hours in a decanter. (4301 views)
 Tasted by mike on 1/1/2012 & rated 95 points: Had alongside 90 La Turque and 90 La Mouline. This was my least preferred, slightly dull and brooding. Perhaps a not so good bottle but it lacked the vibrancy of the other two. Closed down in the glass while the La Turque and La Mouline blossomed, particularly the La Turque which seemed to get better every minute. (3381 views)
 Tasted by DavidF90210 on 12/14/2011 & rated 99 points: Lost in a tasting to 70 Trotanoy. Silver medal not bad. Third was 96 Margaux and 99 Petrus runt of the litter. Go figure. This wine is outstanding. Buy all you can. (3327 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/3/2011 & rated 93 points: Served at annual Wine Pigs dinner at Volt. Consensus opinion it was an outstanding wine but unfortunately another off bottle! Served with sixth course of Jameson Farms lamb with cauliflower, crisp panisse, smoked golden rasins, red malabar spinach. We forgave the French Man because of his incredible efforts putting this amazing dinner together. (3139 views)
 Tasted by Biglama on 2/21/2011 & rated 97 points: hoppa, rode kleur, oogt een stuk jonger, de neus moet echt even op gang komen. na een half uur is de geur intens, fruitig, kersen, zwarte bes, mooie minerale toon, vurig gesteente, graniet, warmte, mooie zachte vanille toon op de achtergrond, smaak is breed geschouderd, krachtig, weer intens, mooie balans, elegantie zachtheid, licht romig, heel aangenaam, zijde zacht, blijft zich ontwikkelen in het glas, wijn is op z'n top maar heeft nog genoeg uithoudingsvermogen voor 15 jaar+, echt genieten bij de prachtige hertenbiefstuk uit de waterleidingsduinen, gewoon op de maandag (3679 views)
 Tasted by Johann Von Mastiff on 1/27/2011 & rated 98 points: Just popped and poured. Still fairly young and tight. The color is still fairly intense as well. Everything you'd expect out of this wine and more. (3750 views)
 Tasted by Le Musigny on 5/11/2010 & rated 95 points: Best La Landonne of the night. The bottle is well intergrated and firing on all cylinders. Still a baby and will wait 5 years before I open up another bottle. (4124 views)
 Tasted by Jossik on 12/30/2009 & rated 96 points: Più materia e meno eleganza del La Turque 1985 bevuto vicino, bacon anche al naso, spezie, carne. Più vivace. (4311 views)
 Tasted by La Turque on 1/13/2009 & rated 99 points: Awesomely well balanced and bright. Nice weight; showing a bit of age. Silky texture and sweetness. A delectable wine. Came in second - tasted beside the 2001 Shafer Hillside Select (WOTN), the 1998 Astralis, the 2002 Torbreck Factor (#3) and the Dalla Vale 1996. A brilliant wine. (4871 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 11/14/2008 & rated 95 points: Martin Weiner Hermitage and Cote-Rotie Tasting Dinner (Chave, Chapoutier and Guigal) (Martin Weiner's Westwood Home): Slightly bricking medium dark red violet with floating sediment; shitake mushroom, truffle and earthy nose; mature, mushroom, tart plum, tobacco and mineral palate with depth; long finish 95+ pts. (5187 views)
 Tasted by gorm on 11/7/2008 & rated 97 points: Uncorked DK BYO - 85 Cristal Rose, 90 DRC RSV, 90 La Landonne, 82 Mouton and more... (Søllerød Kro): Dark red, light rim. Dark spicy and sweet berries, coffee, loads of tobacco and some cedar tree. Very intense with a Bordeaux like structure and very long. (5343 views)
 Tasted by Totatalitarian on 5/17/2008: On the tight and reticent side, this bottle was still elegant and enjoyable. (4528 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (2/25/2001)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (3/10/1998)
(Guigal, La Landonne Côte Rôtie Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (7/5/2013)
(E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne) Bricking dark cherry red color; roasted fruit, bacon fat nose; mature, roasted black fruit, bacon fat palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points  93 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (11/14/2008)
(E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne) Slightly bricking medium dark red violet with floating sediment; shitake mushroom, truffle and earthy nose; mature, mushroom, tart plum, tobacco and mineral palate with depth; long finish 95+ pts.  95 points
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E. Guigal

Producer website - Discover the Cote Rotie wines of Guigal with detailed information on all 3 La La wines Read details on Guigal Hermitage and Ex Voto - - Read more about E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape
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Varietal article (Wikipedia) | (Wines Northwest)

La Landonne

is a single vineyard just above the town of Ampuis. On weinlagen-info.de


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


Guide to the wines, wineries and appellations in the Rhone Valley The Rhône Valley/Le Vins de la Vallée du Rhône (Comité Interprofession des vins AOC Côtes et vallée du Rhône)

Northern Rhône

Guide to the wines and appellations of the Northern Rhone Valley -

The Rhône Valley/Le Vins de la Vallée du Rhône (Comité Interprofession des vins AOC Côtes et vallée du Rhône)

Regional History:
Phocaean Greeks established viticulture in the Rhone as far back as 600 BC, but until the 14th century the wines were not seen outside the region. The establishment of the Avignonese Papacy (1305-1377) brought fame to the region's wine-so much so that their Burgundian neighbors to the north banned wines from the Rhone in 1446, a measure that effectively cut off trade with England and other Northern European markets for over 200 years. Stretching southward from Lyon to just south of Avignon, the Rhone produces a wide variety of wines, with the appellations north of Valence producing the least (in volume), and the towns south of Montelimar producing prodigious amounts. As in other regions, the most interesting wines come from small farms. Saint-Joseph, in the northern Rhone, extends for some distance between Condrieu in the north to Saint-Peray in the south. The reds are made from Syrah and the rare whites from Marsanne and Rousanne, and Viognier.

2013 Vintage Notes:
"Philippe Guigal has described this year’s fruit from the northern Rhône as “astonishing” in quality, in sharp contrast to reports of a problematic vintage in the southern part of the valley and elsewhere in France."


Guide to Cote Rotie - Read about the Northern Rhone Valley

• The Appellation cover three com­munes - Saint-Cyr-sur-Rhône, Ampuis and Tupin-Semons - on the right Rhône river bank, within the Rhône "département".

• Soils : In the northern part of the vineyard, the Côte Brune, consists of extremely steep, terraced slopes of fer­ruginous mica schists which are cove­red with schist sand (arzel).The Côte Blonde has a varied geology with gneiss and granite predominating at the most southern side of the appellation.

• Climate : tempered continental. Dry, hot summers and frequent rain­falls during the other seasons. History : one of the oldest vineyards in France, first developed by the Romans. It is said that during the Middle Ages, "The Seigneur de Maugiron" bequea­thed a hillside to each of his daughters, one was brunette and the other fair. Thus, were born the names of "Côte Brune" and "Côte Blonde".

• Area planted : 230 hectares (568 acres), for an annual production of 8,400 hectoli­ters (93,333 cases). Authorized maximum yield is 40 hectoliters/hectare (2,3 US tons/acre).

• Grape Varieties : Syrah (80% mini­mum). An addition of up to 20% of Viognier grapes in the crop is allowed.

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