2009, Guigal, Cote Rotie Landonne

Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 100

Drinking Dates: 2020-2059

Critic: Jeb Dunnuck

Tasted: 14-Sep-2015

Much more upfront and easy to read than the backward 2010, the 2009 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an insanely beautiful wine. Smoked meats, game, black olives, charcoal, black raspberries and pepper all literally soar from this beauty and it hits the palate with a massively concentrated, almost over-the-top decadence that's impossible to resist. Despite its wealth of fruit, it has a huge core of tannin and needs 4-5 years at a minimum. Like the 2010, it will have a half-century or more of longevity.