laying-down2005 Côte-Rôtie Trilogie, E. Guigal, Rhône, Three-bottle Assortment Case

Product: 2005-2250-00-8100476
  • Wine Advocate
    100/100
  • Ready, but will improve

Description

This unique assortment case brings together all three of Maison Etienne Guigal's iconc Côte-Rôtie, affectionately nicknamed "The La-La's".

This case contains one bottle of each of the following wines:

2005 Côte-Rôtie, La Landonne - 100 points

The 2005 Cote Rotie la Landonne is utterly profound, and is certainly in the same league as the '10, '09, '03, '99, '90, '89 and other incredible vintages (the list of top vintages here is almost too long to list). Inky colored, structured, tannic, massively concentrated and still with phenomenal texture and richness, it has the classic dark fruits, tapenade and meatiness of the cuvee, but at age 10, is still an infant. It needs 4-5 years and will be a 50+ year wine. Drink 2020 - 2055. (Reviewed Sep 2015).

2005 Côte-Rôtie, La Mouline - 100 points

Another ridiculous effort, the 2005 Cote Rotie la Mouline doesn’t pull any punches and is perfectly balanced, deeply concentrated and shockingly rich, with a seamless, elegant and silky character that’s to die for. Giving up notions of smoked beef, iron, spring flowers and thrilling black raspberry and blackberry fruit, this classic La Mouline has nothing out of place, beautiful purity and precision, and incredible length. More in the style of the 2010, it can be consumed anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. Drink 2014 - 2044. (Reviewed Aug 2014).

2005 Côte-Rôtie, La Turque - 100 points

The 2005 Cote Rotie la Turque is utterly profound, and a desert island wine if there ever was one. Crème de cassis, blackcurrants, chocolate, barbecued meats and bacon fat all literally soar from the glass of this full-bodied, structured, perfectly balanced Cote Rotie that doesn’t have a hair out of place. It’s just now at the early stages of drinkability and will benefit from 2-4 more years in the cellar, and keep for 2-3 decades after that. Dirnk 2018 - 2045. (Reviewed Dec 2016).

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate

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