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1986 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne
- Northern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 19
mikita77 Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 14, 2016 - Surprised to find this still so youthful on the palate. Stunning ripe nose, lilies and some dried meat. On the palate it's less exciting. Very good example for a top syrah, though. Length a bit disappointing. Was it worth the money (roughly 350 dollars at a restaurant)? To a certain extent only.
tinybubbles wrote: (88 points)
May 10, 2016 - Perfectly acceptable but this wine, even well stored bottles, is on a downward slope. Lacks palate complexity at this point although capably displays discrete dry dark fruit and soil notes. Consumed over two hours.
phil the agony wrote: (92 points)
December 7, 2015 - Un grand vin encore une fois et je me rends compte que je suis fou de Guigal en relisant tout mes notes.
Un beau côté tertiaire et sensuel en même temps . Très beau et souple mais une finale un peu courte.
Des feuilles mortes de décembre sont dans mon verre.
À déjà été un grand vin for sûre
nortonnose wrote: (93 points)
May 19, 2014 - I had stood this 750ml for weeks, and had extremely high hopes and dreams. Opened, decanted, and savored on its own for about 60 minutes to start, and then resumed another 60-90 mins later to see how it evolved. The nose was really lovely, if not stunning. A bit less impressive on the palate: tasty, balanced, but surprisingly unremarkable in a "sum-of-the-parts" fashion. That was just the point: I had extreme difficulty identifying individual components of nose or palate, all the while enjoying the total package. Nice structure, and after a couple hours, that overwhelmed/dried out relative to the level of fruit. Med-long, lovely, lingering finish. A highly enjoyable bottle, but a bit disappointing given the price tag and pedigree. I am also surprised to see so few notes on this specific bottle: is this really that "off-the-run?" Drink up: I can't imagine further upside from here.
October 20, 2012 - From a 25 ml pour from a dispenser at The Sampler in London. Rich, complex nose of paprika, cherry pie, barbecue sauce, and peat. Very airy and effortless in the mouth--good food wine. The structure seems to have come into place, so this is probably near peak. This isn't really a good match for my palate so I wasn't personally taken with it, but it's objectively an interesting and well-made wine firing on all cylinders.
Pro Reviews 1
By Richard Jennings
11/14/2008 (link) 93 points
(E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne) Slightly cloudy, bright and bricking medium red violet color with pale meniscus; lovely, mature, roasted fruit, mushroom, earth and charcoal nose; mature, plum preserves, berry, tar and mineral palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
- Vintage 1986
- Type Red
- Producer E. Guigal
- Varietal Syrah
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard La Landonne
- Country France
- Region Rhône
- SubRegion Northern Rhône
- Appellation Côte-Rôtie
- Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
- In Cellars 106 (75%)
- Consumed 34 (24%)
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