One of the most respected and influential winemakers in the Rhône region, E. Guigal has become an increasingly lauded international producer. Since their founding in 1946 by Etienne Guigal, their high-quality wines are the benchmark for Rhône appellations.
This case includes one bottle of each of the following: E. GUIGAL La Landonne, Cote-Rotie E. GUIGAL La Mouline, Cote-Rotie E. GUIGAL La Turque, Cote-Rotie
Now that it's in bottle, the 2014 Cote Rotie La Turque has exceeded all of my earlier expectations. It's got those classic Côte Rôtie elements on the nose of smoked bacon, olives and violets, seamlessly entwined with supple tannins and raspberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's silky and fine, showing tremendous length and complexity on the finish. On this occasion, La Turque came to the head of the class as the most approachable, exciting and elegant of the three La Las.
98 points, Wine Advocate (November 2018)
Floral aromas accent sturdy notes of grilled meat and almost delicate notes of red berries in the open, approachable 2014 Cote Rotie La Mouline. Medium to full-bodied, it shows great purity and a supple, silky, classic feel. It's built more on elegance and complexity than power, with those floral, herbal notes leaving a long, silky impression on the finish.
97 points, Wine Advocate (November 2018)
Last of the single vineyard Côte Rôties, the La Landonne comes from a lieu-dit on the Côte Brune side of the appellation (as does the La Turque) and is 100% Syrah. It too spends four years in new French oak. The 2014 Côte Rôtie La Landonne gets my nod for the wine of the vintage and has rock star notes of black fruits, smoked meat, underbrush, and black olives. It’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich, and layered, and has more depth and length than just about every wine in the vintage. Hats off to the Guigal family for making such a stunning wine in a difficult vintage.
97 points, JebDunnuck.com (December 2018)
Super-charming perfume here. Plenty of sweet spice and very fragrant, lifted, lighter red berries, white pepper and mocha. The palate has immense, rich, dark plums, boysenberries and black cherries with a super-fleshy core of ripe, red-plum flavors. Smooth tannins build to a firmer finish, it simultaneously offers commanding power with extreme finesse. This has a lot on offer but really needs some more time to settle in. The pick of the “La La” trio in 2014! Try in 2022.
97 points, JamesSuckling.com (July 2018)
Offers a gorgeous mouthfeel, with a crumpled velvet texture that lets the raspberry and blackberry reduction, ganache and warm licorice notes tumble through while maintaining definition. The finish is well-embedded with mesquite and apple wood details that add range and texture. Very impressive for the vintage.
96 points, Wine Spectator
Super-intense, dark-stone and mineral aromas here. Coal smoke, graphite and some distinctive, sappy, herbal accents. Blackberries are swathed in black and green pepper, mocha and coffee. Cloves and other woody spices are all in the mix, too. The palate is muscular with firm tannins encompassing the punchy, black-fruit flavors. This is under lockdown for now and will need a while to settle. Try in 2025.
96 points, JamesSuckling.com (August 2018)