2000 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Unlike most producers in the appellation Guigal ages his Cote du Rhone rouge for a full two years before release. This expensive process results in a wine of unusual aromatic complexity, with a substantial and generous palate. Consistent from vintage to vintage, and deceptively age-worthy in the riper years.
Wine.comWhat a delicious value! A blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, and 25% Syrah from 35 year old vines, aged for a year in oak casks. A deep purple color in the glass, with warm berry, plum and spice aromas. Full-bodied and elegant, with mellow tannins, warmth and aromatic intensity. You can age this wine successfully for up to 8 years. Delicoius with meat, game, spicy salami, and mature cheeses. Tasting through the 2000 Cotes du Rhone's component parts revealed that it may be even better than...
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 138 on Dec-01
Wine SpectatorRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/02