Cote Rotie La Landonne, Etienne Guigal 1997

SubregionCôte Rotie

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Tasting Notes

The nearly perfect 1997 Cote Rotie La Landonne is an amazing achievement for the vintage. An astonishing saturated purple color is followed by scents of licorice, roasted meats, coffee, toasty oak, plums, and blackberries. The wine is extremely smoky, earthy, and terroir-driven. This 1997 offers exceptional expansiveness on the palate, sweet tannin, low acidity, and a ripe, robust finish. One to three years of cellaring is warranted, but it is capable of lasting for two decades.

Score: 98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

The 1997 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a robust effort, exhibiting a black/purple color, and aromas of roasted espresso intermixed with leather, black fruits, and toasty oak. Extremely full-bodied, ripe and accessible, this wine will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and keep for two decades or more.

Score: 95+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (133), February 2001

The black/purple-colored 1997 Cote Rotie La Landonne reveals a cappuccino/espresso-scented nose with notions of sweet toasty oak, scorched earth, jammy black fruits, and pain grille. Long, moderately tannic, full-bodied, and not very evolved, yet very massive, it will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.

Score: 96/98+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (125), October 1999

Much oak, with petrol, tar, mocha and smoke, and sweet, ripe blackberry, currant and fig. Full-bodied, huge finish.

 Per-Henrik Mansson, Wine Spectator (15 Dec 01), December 2001

Score: 97Per-Henrik Mansson, Wine Spectator, December 2001

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