Beneath the Label
Affectionately known as the La La’s, Guigal produces a trio of top wines that are known as the most consistently great wines not just from the Rhone but the world.
Critic Score: 100 Points – Robert Parker
This wine is reviewed regularly and consistently maintains the perfect score. I wonder if the Bordeaux 100 pointers were tested as regularly they would perform as well?
Region Rating: Vosne Romanee – 98T
The only vintage to ever score over 96 in the region, an incredible accolade considering the Rhone’s consistency of climate.
Drinking Window: 2016+
La La’s are enormous wines designed to last for decades, this will trade deep into this century.
Production Volume: sub 400 cases
When you combine 30-year-old vines with such an incredibly labour intensive and high-quality process it is no wonder the case count is so small.
This is another wine where each of the quality vectors are either equalling, if not setting new levels of quality. The fundamentals are extremely strong and help categorise this as a blue-chip wine.
The key vectors to consider here are the ultra-low production levels and muscular composition. The wine will trade deep into the future allowing for the considerable tightening of supply and demand necessary for favourable price performance.
Brand Power: 72/100, rank 62nd in BiBO Brand Power Metric
The Rhone is a growing market. Those looking for relative value for their big points are moving from the bloated Bordeaux market. Guigal offers the most reputable and trusted point of contact.
The wine is less liquid than the Bordeaux market, a large portion of the market is yet to be educated and exposed to the value in the Rhone. Subsequently the pool of buyers is a little smaller and timelines are slightly extended.
Inter-Trade Price Volatility: 12.5%
For a wine with only 400 cases produced the data is quite informative, shows the wine to trade within a safe range with low volatility. This is to be expected from such a high quality, fundamentally sound item.
The wine behaves like a blue-chip should, very predictable price moves and a pleasing level of price transparency.
Position for Profit
A way to diversify your portfolio and build in some safe exposure.
This is another wine where each of the quality vectors are either equalling, if not setting new levels of quality. The wine’s fundamental attributes are extremely strong and help categorise this as a blue-chip wine.
This wine is sure to trade deep into the future, allowing for the considerable tightening of supply and demand necessary for ideal performance. Although volumes are lower than Bordeaux and the quality appears absolutely exceptional. Do not expect more than Bordeaux performance. This has a smaller pool of buyers and as such tracks safely as opposed to leaps higher.