French - Rhone Red
Dark and densely packed, yet terrifically racy, with plum sauce, pastis and crushed blackberry fruit wound with charcoal and roasted tobacco leaf notes, but carried by riveting acidity. A long, singed iron note hangs on the finish. Shows amazing power and vivacity. A new paradigm for Cornas. Best from 2013 through 2023. 50 cases imported.
96 points Wine Spectator: Dark...Price: $110.00
95 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #3, Top 100 Wines of 2007* Juicy and spicy, with lots of raspberry ganache and blueberry notes offset by hints of mulled spices, black tea and fig cake. Really picks up steam on the finish, with a racy, mouthwatering minerality. Should age beautifully."
94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine...Price: $125.00
Winery Notes: "Big and meaty, offering massive, plummy fruit, with characteristic spiciness and light mineral character. Big, chewy tannins and a long, lingering finish."Price: $35.00
98 points Wine Spectator: #1 in Top 100 Wines of 2007 & Collectibles designation** Really tight now, but packed with dark fig, currant, espresso, licorice and chocolate notes. Superfleshy but seriously structured, there's layer after layer of sweet spice, fruit and minerality pumping through the finish, with lots of latent depth and power. Far more backward than the 2003 or...Price: $125.00
98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 single-vineyard Cote Roties are magnificent. Reminiscent of Guigal's 1985s and 1982s, the black/purple-colored La Landonne possesses fabulous concentration, and a sweet, expansive personality. It has plenty of tannin, but there is so much fruit that the tannin is largely concealed. This is another mammoth-sized wine with extraordinary...Price: $625.00