This bottle was stunning! With 3 hours of hour, the animalistic, earthy, stony, ripe black fruits, smoke and spice were right there. But the real action took place on the palate as the wave of thick, rich, fresh, ripe, sweet, powerful, lush, focused fruits coated your palate. The perfect combination of lift and opulence, with complexity and excitement to share. I was not expecting this wine to be that good. While expensive, if you're looking for a bottle of Guigal La Landonne to taste, or to see what all the fuss is about, this is a very good choice.
La Las Dinner: More masculine and rough around the edges than its sister 1995 La Mouline. Dirtier and earthier than her too. A wonderful, complex cote-rotie that is amongst some of the best rhones I've had -- though that's maybe not saying as much as it might from some others. A great bottle, but feels young (or perhaps a bit shut down at the moment) and could use a few more years in the bottle.
All great wines share one common trait, you know they are great the moment you meet them. This stunning wine knocks it almost out of the park with its earthy, stone, black cherry liqueur, pepper and spice box aromatics. On the palate, the wine is thick, rich, lush, dense, powerful and magically refined. Still young, beauty this will age for decades.
WSET Diploma tasting group dinner. This was spectacular.....smoke, olive brine, pure dark fruit, minerals, creosote, campfire, bacon....wow. This spends 48 months in 100% new oak and you don't even get a wif of oak. Finish was never ending.....stunning, reference point Cote Rotie.
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