• french16 wrote:

    September 3, 2018 - Nice nose. Smoky and meaty. Mint appears with time. Definitely some oak notes, still after all this time.
    High acidity, a little thin at first. Blue fruits.
    Even though palate becomes more harmonious and fuller with time, this shows the limit of the vintage and what this wine can achieve.

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  • aquacongas wrote: 91 points

    October 31, 2017 - Ich hatte gehofft, diese Flasche könne mit dem Insignia zumindest grob mithalten, aber Pustekuchen. Kein Kork, aber ohne Kraft und Power. Keine typische Guigal Würze. 91

  • jhngo Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 26, 2017 - Sour cherries with someiron notes. Tannins clean and tight. Very fresh. Needs 20 years to get some secondary funk.

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 21, 2017 - Drank all three La Las blindly from the same vintage side by side. Thanks Achim.

    This one shows pungent black berries, mighty and still a baby even from this not perfect vintage, the acidity is enormously powerful, sometimes you feel the fruit behind this structure, no hurry to finish your bottles, 94-95

    More elegant and finer than the La Turque. More structured, longer finish, the nose is the same, beside the fruit, oriental spicieness, 95

    The spiciest of all 3 Lalas, very etherical with lovely eucalyptus, sweet cherry, very balanced, for me the most impressive, 96

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  • TWSA wrote: 88 points

    November 20, 2016 - Food: Chinese
    Condition: perfect
    Duration: 7 hours
    Nose: earth, tar
    Notes: the unfortunate situation of this wine is good but will never open up. Second time trying this wine in 2 years, no luck. Revisit in 8-13 years. I'm sure I can give a much higher rating when the wine is more suitable for drinking but right now this will be tough.

  • Wine Buergler Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 17, 2016 - Shared with colleague - really enjoyed

  • fcxj wrote: 96 points

    May 31, 2016 - Aromatic explosion. Still oaky with vanilla hints on nose and palate. Fine tannins. Bit of licorice, spiciness.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    March 9, 2014 - There is a lot to like about the wine, with its fresh fruit and aromatic profile, but this is an austere style of Guigal with some dryness in the finish. I'd decant a few hours prior to serving.

  • Harry Cantrell Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 18, 2014 - Garnet, deep. Nose was of a big Cote Rotie. Dark fruits, hint of bacon fat. Mouth was the same and long lasting. Very good indeed but I was slightly disappointed as I expected more.

  • DonalOB Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 9, 2013 - This was brought by another dinner guest and trounced my bottle of Torbreck Factor (see notes). Apparently was decanted for around 3 hours.
    Large pale rim. Big on the pepper with delicate, ethereal, floral nose. Lots of fruit of course but the tertiaries have dominated. Woo hoo!