Soft nose at first giving off tart cranberry and other sharper red berries. Some smoke, bacon, and cured meats emerge as well. Tertiary and earth-driven on the palate with nice underbrush, and thin, dry soil. The wine improves immensely with time and begins to show intriguing notes of iron, red soil, and rust intermittent with ripe red cherry and blueberry. The closing sips were the best.
Few wines reach this level of quality. This mind blowing cornucopia of flavor, aromatics, fruits, and rich, exotic textures is impossible to ignore. At 30 years of age, this is really coming on strong. It's scary to think, but it will probably be even better in a decade, or longer! The older I get, or is it the older Guigal La Landonne gets, I continue to gain a greater appreciation of this vineyard from Guigal, placing it above La Turque and even La Mouline in certain vintages.
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