1991 Guigal "La Landonne" Côte Rôtie
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep and muscular, this is the most concentrated and tannic of the '91s. It's meaty, smoky and spicy, with ripe plum flavors. Drink beginning in 2000.--Guigal Côte-Rôtie vertical.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby-red to the rim. Supersweet, exotic aromas of fruitcake, sweet butter, maple syrup and coconut. Extremely concentrated and thick, but quite backward today; still dominated by its structure. Strong notes of iron and brown spices from the darker soils. Finishes with palate saturating tannins and an exotic, roasted flavor that shows extraordinary persistence. 96(+?)
The 1991 La Landonne will provide multimillionaires with plenty of pleasure over the next 20 years. They can also debate whether it or the perfect 1990 is the better wine. The 1991's bouquet offers huge, smoky, new saddle leather, licorice, Asian spice, meaty, and cassis scents. Black in color, with layers of richness, huge body, massive extraction, and a phenomenal finish, it is another legend from Marcel Guigal. It will be the least precocious of the 1991s, needing until the turn of the century to open and develop; it should keep for 25-30 + years.