I am not up 100% on what the Guigal La La wines are selling for today. But I think for about the same money, you can buy the stunning 1998 wines. It's the best value in Guigal today for quality, character and style.
As to how they are showing today, I have a lot of current tasting notes on all the Guigal La La wines from a myriad of vintages that might help. If you have not check the out yet. http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/rho ... nne-ampuis
$450 is a real lot of money for a bottle of wine. That being said, I personally think the Guigal La La's are worth it. But if you're going to spend that much money, only because you mentioned you were going to drink it sooner than later, you might want to consider about $150-$200 more about looking for the 1999, or even 1991, which are off the charts!