e. guigal, cote rotie, la landonne 2012

e. guigal, cote rotie, la landonne 2012
WINE SPECTATOR
98
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    98
    Wine Spectator

    Intense, with a serious iron spine that drives from start to finish, while the core of dark currant, bitter plum and black cherry fruit is held in reserve. The grippy and mineral-driven finish sports loads of tobacco, warm iron and dark earth notes, while displaying terrific cut and drive. A formidable wine. Best from 2020 through 2040.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    100
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The utterly perfect 2012 Côte Rôtie La Landonne is the star of three single vineyards in 2012. Possessing an off-the-charts sexiness in its layered, concentrated and full-bodied style, it has a wealth of fruit, ripe tannin, a stacked mid-palate and pedal-to-the-metal notes of black fruits, scorched earth, caramelized meats and crushed rocks. While this cuvée normally needs a decade to become drinkable, there’s a sweetness of fruit here that allows it to offer incredible pleasure even today. Nevertheless, give bottles 5-6 years and enjoy over the following three decades.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    97
    James Suckling

    This really sends the expressive aromatics into overdrive thanks to a smoky, mellow and super-appealing sappy edge. Then cue a swirling lift of red berries and darker plums. Very complex. The palate's detailed and deeply flavorsome, showcasing rich plums, blackberries and dark cherries that are coated in fine dark chocolate. A wine of genuine depth and detail leading into a peppery, sappy and smoky finish. Drink from 2020–2030+. Vinified with 100% whole clusters.

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