The rarest of the rare, these single vineyard Cote Roties from Guigal are the three of the most collectible wines in the world. They are incredibly powerful expressions of the Syrah grape. Concentrated and layered they typically take 10 years of cellaring before they start to reveal all of their true complexities. La Landonne is the largest vineyard at 6.2 acres. With its vertiginous slopes of nearly 45 degrees, La Landonne is an extremely impressive vineyard planted solely with Syrah, vine age averaging 35 years. The wine is aged in new oak barrels for a remarkable 42 months. The Wine Advocate scored this 2011 99 points saying "A step up over the other two single vineyard releases, the 2011 Cote Rotie la Landonne is an incredible wine that knocks it out of the park in the vintage. Its inky purple/ruby color is followed by to-die-for notes of cassis, black olives, truffles, graphite and crushed rock. Full-bodied, massively concentrated, thick and unctuous, it has the vintage’s flamboyant fruit profile, yet backs it up with a stacked mid-palate, serious amounts of tannin and a finish that just won’t quite. It’s relatively approachable now due to its glycerin and fat, yet needs a decade of cellaring and will knock your socks off over the following two decades or more." Wine Spectator gave it 98 Points saying "Delivers wave after wave of sensational raspberry pâte de fruit, plum reduction and boysenberry coulis flavors, backed by mouthwatering anise and blackberry cobbler hints. A massive bolt of iron and charcoal is deeply embedded in the fruit and lurks through the long, authoritative finish, keeping all the elements riveted together. Best from 2018 through 2030."