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 Vintage1978 Label 1 of 27 
TypeRed
ProducerE. Guigal (web)
VarietySyrah
Designationn/a
VineyardLa Landonne
CountryFrance
RegionRhône
SubRegionNorthern Rhône
AppellationCôte-Rôtie

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: not specified
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 94.5 pts. and median of 95 pts. in 8 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by tinybubbles on 3/26/2015 & rated 97 points: A very good bottle of this wine. Dark fruit, light spice, cola, orange peel, perfumed overall with a menthol backnose. All of those elements on the palate as well with a coating of cola on the backpalate. The finish thins a bit too quickly but an excellent overall experience. Flavors were well complemented and highlighted by ribeye. (325 views)
 Tasted by Lord Rayas on 10/30/2014 & rated 99 points: didn't show its true colours until after an hour in decanter. sensational nose. dense and meaty. plenty of life left. a monster. (761 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 8/18/2014 & rated 98 points: Stunning in every way, from start to finish! The nose was in your face with its licorice, stone, smoke, earth, tobacco, dark red berry and truffle perfume. Powerful, dense and long, the wine ended with layers of kirsch, iron, herbs and black cherry. At close to 40 years of age, this was still young. (1121 views)
 Tasted by awinestory on 12/8/2012 & rated 86 points: tasted at zachy's 10th anniversary Regis hotel - lots of espresso and tobacco. Quick taste yet curious ... seemed to show its age. (1898 views)
 Tasted by dream on 6/23/2012 & rated 97 points: Dark color with a fabulous nose of black charcoal, violets and minerals. On the palate, this wine coats the tongue with silky black fruits and minerals but still maintains a strong core of acidity. Finishes deeply complex with notes of roasted meats and spices. All the secondary flavors are there but this wine shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Incredible juice. (2363 views)
 Tasted by lepetitchateau on 2/26/2011 & rated 94 points: yum - wow, unctuous and simply a delicious wine! (2423 views)
 Tasted by Joe Belmaati on 11/7/2003 & rated 91 points: Dark red colour with browning at the edge. Scents of dark berries emerging. There are also distinct rhubarb notes. This wine is large-bodied, strong and concentrated - not exactly charming and mellow going on its 25th year. The flavours range from melted dark chocolate to Christmas spices, and the structure seems just a bit undefined here. This is slightly dry on the aftertaste. Was expected to bring down the house. Not so. (2795 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (4/14/1994)
(Guigal, La Landonne Côte Rôtie Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Nomadness (4/30/2012)
(Guigal La Landonne) There wasn’t much for me to say after that for a 1978 Guigal La Landonne except ‘solid’ (95) or a 1985 Guigal La Turque except ‘oaky but solid, gets better and better’ (95).  95 points
By John Kapon
Vintage Tastings, Happy Birthday Eddie (7/2/2007)
(Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne) A 1978 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne was also delicious, stony and with big-time earth and spice. Robust and rocky, the La Landonne was a bit rugged and square after the sensuous ’66 La Mouline, but it was still round, rich and long  95 points
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of JancisRobinson.com and Vintage Tastings. (manage subscription channels)

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E. Guigal

Producer website - Read more about E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape
Producer Location - Chateau (Google Maps)

Syrah

Varietal article (Wikipedia) | (Wines Northwest)

La Landonne

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

France

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

Rhône

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.

Côte-Rôtie

Guide to Cote Rotie

• 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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