2016 Guigal LaLas Assortment pack (750ml 3pk ) Pre-Arrival

2016 Guigal LaLas Assortment pack (750ml 3pk ) Pre-Arrival

Regular price $995.00 Sale

"Two thousand sixteen is the current release for the La La bottlings, and Guigal’s take on the vintage is that 'it was a nice change from the strictness and power of the ‘15s, which are going to need a lot of patience.' Compared to the earlier vintage, the 2016s 'show more classic elegance, which is the style that Côte-Rôtie became famous for in the first place,' he said. They are highly age-worthy, he thinks, 'because they have excellent freshness and the tannins are in great balance with the fruit, not standing out even if they’re young.'" - Josh Raynolds (Vinous)

2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne 98 VM, 95-98 WA, 97 JD
2016 Cote Rotie La Mouline 98 VM, 95-98 WA, 98 JD
2016 Cote Rotie La Turque 97 VM, 95-97 WA, 96 JD

Packed in Original wood 3-packs (1 bottle of each)

2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne
"Bright purple. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, incense and potpourri, while olive and exotic spice nuances build in the glass. Intense, alluringly sweet black/blue fruit, spicecake and violet pastille flavors show sharp delineation and a spine of juicy acidity. Closes extremely long and precise, displaying a smoky, intensifying mineral quality and youthfully gripping tannins that build steadily." 98 points - Josh Raynolds (Vinous, Apr. 2020)

"The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Landonne showed brilliantly, with the more fresh, classic, and elegant style of the vintage front and center. All Syrah aged four years in new French oak, it has a magical bouquet of blackcurrants, blackberries, smoked meat, roasted coffee, bacon fat, and graphite that's to die for. This carries over to the palate, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a flawlessly balanced texture, ripe yet silky tannins, and the hallmark purity and freshness of the vintage. It's going to be relatively approachable (at least by this cuvée's standards) in its youth and should be drinking nicely in 6-7 years, yet it has the class and balance to evolve for 30+ years." 97 points - Jeb Dunnuck (Nov. 2020)

"The 2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne is showing a bit more grip than last time I tasted it, with hints of green coffee bean on the nose alongside ripe black cherries and a heap of dried spices. Medium to full-bodied, with ample concentration and plenty of tannin, it should prove to be the longest-lived of Guigal's 2016s." 95-98 points - Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate, Dec. 2019)

2016 Cote Rotie La Mouline
"Deep, glistening violet color. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh black/blue fruits, exotic spices, peony, vanilla and incense are complemented by a smoky mineral nuance. Juicy and expansive in the mouth, displaying alluringly sweet, mineral-tinged blueberry, cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors along with hints of licorice and cola. The floral and spice notes repeat emphatically on an extremely long, penetrating finish that features mounting tannins and a resonating mineral flourish." 98 points - Josh Raynolds (Vinous, Apr. 2020)

"Probably one of my favorite wines in the world is the La Mouline Côte Rôtie from the Guigal family. Coming from old vines and a warmer, steep, terraced parcel not far from the estate, it also includes a big chunk of Viognier and spent 4 years in new French oak. The 2016 Côte Rôtie La Mouline shows the more classic, elegant style of the vintage perfectly, offering a kaleidoscope feel in its classic jammy black raspberry fruits and notes of spice box, acacia flowers, bacon fat, and smoked game-like aromas and flavors. Possessing incredible elegance, full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and a layered, multi-dimensional texture, this heavenly Syrah can be enjoyed any time over the coming 25-30 years." 98 points - Jeb Dunnuck (Nov. 2020)

"Picked later than the 2015, the 2016 Cote Rotie La Mouline shows more dark fruit in its profile—think cassis and black olives—plus licorice and peppery spice. It's full-bodied, rich and supple, with a long finish. It may be nearly as good as the 2015, yet it'll be drinkable close to release." 95-98 points - Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate, Dec. 2019)

2016 Cote Rotie La Turque
"Inky magenta. Candied cherry, blackcurrant, exotic spices, violet oil and a hint of olive on the powerfully scented nose. Velvety, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering palate-staining, mineral-laced black/blue fruit preserve, floral pastille, smoky bacon and spicecake flavors that open up steadily on the back half. Displays sharp delineation and a resonating floral note on a strikingly long finish that's framed by plush, rounded tannins." 97 points - Josh Raynolds (Vinous, Apr. 2020)

"Showing beautifully, the 2016 Côte Rôtie La Turque comes from the Côte Brune (along with the La Landonne) and includes a solid chunk of co-fermented Viognier. As with all the top La Las, it spends a full four years in new French oak and is bottled with no finning or filtration. Resembling the La Landonne with its smoky, meaty style, this deep purple-hued effort is medium to full-bodied and has complex notes of black raspberry, cassis, roast coffee, camphor, and flowers, silky tannins, and a great finish. It shows the more elegant style of the vintage yet is still concentrated, with fabulous tannins and impeccable balance. It's a beautiful, classic example of this cuvée to enjoy over the coming 20-25 years." 96 points - Jeb Dunnuck (Nov. 2020)

"Not as impressive as it was the last time I tasted it (perhaps I caught it on an off day), the 2016 Cote Rotie La Turque is lighter in weight and less rich than the vintages either side of it. Attractive notes of cracked pepper and salted licorice accent crisp, dark-berried fruit in this medium to full-bodied effort that's still mighty impressive. It finishes elegantly, showing ample concentration and length." 95-97 points - Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate, Dec. 2019)