Living proof that with age, there are no perfect wines, just perfect bottles. Sadly, this was not up to the best examples of 1985 Guigal La Landonne. The nose was lightly muted and the wine lacked the usual levels of complexity and concentration. This was very good, but I have tasted much better examples of this normally stunning wine.
This is filled with spice, black fruit, soy, leather, olives, smoke, earth and coco. This is a serious, concentrated wine that smells and feels intense. In the mouth, this full bodied wine offers layers of spicy black fruit, mineral infused fruit. This is a very meaty wine that’s bigger than the 85 La Mouline but not as exotic.
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(Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne) The 1985 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne was beefier, bigger and thicker than the La Turque. There was more stone, wheat, chocolate and sprinkles on top. The palate was long and thick with excellent acidity. It was more classic Cote Rotie and smacked around the La Turque
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