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The Pinnacle of Côte-Rôtie - The Highly Acclaimed Single Vineyards from Guigal - 02/26/2018 - Rhone Valley

Always among the most highly anticipated releases from the Northern Rhône are the iconic single vineyard bottings from Guigal. Affectionately known as the LaLas, "La Landonne, “"La Mouline,” and "La Turque" are the standard by which all other Côte-Rôties are measured. 2014 proved to be an exceptional vintage with this trio earning high acclaim and banded scores ranging from 97-99 points. Power-packed, dense, and with dizzying complexity, the longevity of these wines is the stuff of legends. Wine critic, Jeb Dunnuck, was so impressed with the “La Landonne” that he noted that it “gives up everything you could want from Côte-Rôtie.” Given this high praise and all the other unanimous acclaim, it’s pretty clear these gorgeous 2014s will be a more than welcome addition to any cellar. Allocations on the LaLas is always doled out by the thimble, so securing these gems on pre-arrival is the surest way to secure the bottles you want.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2014 E. Guigal "La Mouline" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) 97 0 $279.99 View
2014 E. Guigal "La Turque" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) 97 0 $279.99 View
2014 E. Guigal "La Landonne" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) 99 0 $289.99 View

2014 E. Guigal "La Mouline" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) - 0 available ($279.99)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still aging in barrel, the 2014 Cote Rotie La Mouline is really charming, sexy stuff. Soaring florals emerge from the glass, accompanied by notes of dark fruit, espresso and grilled meat. Silky and seductive, it should drink well young yet be capable of developing for 20 years. (JC)" (12/2017)

93-96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Scheduled to be bottled in January or February of 2018, the 2014 Côte Rôtie La Mouline is a forward, perfumed version of this cuvée that has lovely black cherry fruit, lots of spice box, dried flowers, and bacon fat aromatics. With medium to full body and an elegant, silky style that just begs to be drunk, its going to be the most approachable of the three single vineyard Côte Rôties yet will keep for 15+ years." (01/2018)

2014 E. Guigal "La Turque" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) - 0 available ($279.99)

94-97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2014 Côte Rôtie La Turque offers more obvious structure than the La Mouline, boasting a deep purple color and classic notes of crème de cassis, caramelized blackberries, spice, and toasty oak. Its full-bodied, straight and focused on the palate, with building tannin, yet is certainly more approachable and sexy than the 2013. Its a beautiful wine." (01/2018)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Still in barrel, the 2014 Cote Rotie La Turque shows classy floral aromas and red raspberries upfront, then delivers herbal notes, layers of red fruit and lithe, wiry structure on the medium to full-bodied palate. It manages to be silky in texture yet firm at the same time, concentrated yet seemingly weightless, and long on the finish. (JC)" (12/2017)

2014 E. Guigal "La Landonne" Côte-Rôtie (Pre-Arrival) - 0 available ($289.99)

97-99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Probably the wine of the vintage is the 2014 Côte Rôtie La Landonne, a beauty that gives up everything you could want from Côte Rôtie. Cassis, tobacco leaf, graphite, crushed rocks and peppery meat notes all emerge from this concentrated, full-bodied 2014 that has a Bordeaux like tannin structure. It certainly bucks the vintage stereotype and has real density and depth. Give bottles 3-5 years and enjoy over the following 20-25 years." (01/2018)

96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cote Rotie La Landonne offers complex aromas of smoke, pressed flowers, cured meats, black olives and asphalt. Full-bodied, rich and quite firm, it doesnt show the early appeal of the other 2014s, yet it should ultimately be the pick of the three and the most long-lived. Impressive. (JC)" (12/2017)