Etienne Guigal did it again and manage in 2005 to score on his three top Cote Roties 100 points each from Mr. Robert Parker Jr.
2005 was indeed a fantastic vintage for Northern Rhone and even if April brought a little snow around Hermitage, the growing season was nearly perfect. The great fruit and good acidity of the wines will give these wines amazing ageing time, therefore are perfect for investment.
My advise will be to get the three together and put them aside for a few years.
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne 2005 RP100
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 2005 RP100
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque 2005 RP100
As the 2005 vintage is as good or better than 1999 for Guigal, we should expect a 100% growth within 6 years if the market conditions are picking up.
Price evolution of the 3 E. Guigal Cote Rotie 1999:
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline 1999 (RP 100) : 2003 = $432 /2008 = $812
As we can see on the graphs, the price growth is around 100% from 2003 to 2008.
Price in US$ per 75 cl bottles.
Graph source: 90pluswine