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  1. 1998 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne

    1. Backwards, this demands more time in the bottle and decanter. After 2 hours the wine barely opened, with another hour, complex scents and aromas began to emerge. This is big, no make that massive, yet everything is balanced. The finish is long, polished, expansive, intense and tannic. If you can wait a decade, this will probably sublime! I am happy to have bottles tucked away of this stunner.

      97 points - Tasted
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    2. Guigal La Landonne is normally a wine that demands 15-20 years, or more before it becomes civilized. The good news to report is, the 1998 is already a thrill to sip! With silky, polished tannins, velvet textures and serious levels of concentration, the wine feels great on your palate, ending on a long, ripe black cherry, stone, smoke, licorice and bacon fat drenched note. Enjoy this wine young for its sweet, delicious, baby fat, or give it another decade or more, either way, this is a stunning example of what Guigal does best.

      98 points - Tasted
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    3. Dark fruit, spice, licorice, black cherry, pepper and bacon fat. Concentrated with tannins and ripe, dark fruit, this structured wine requires time.

      96 points - Tasted
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    4. Expressive notes of pepper, blue fruit, smoke and blackberry liquor were in full force. However, this needs another decade or more to begin showing its secrets and charms. Very concentrated and full bodied, filled with ripe dark fruit, ending in a long tannic finish.

      97 points - Tasted
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    5. The perfume jumps from the glass. The layers of ripe black fruit continue flowing over your palate. The finish seems to continue endlessly. Wow, what a wine

      98 points - Tasted
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