(From 2012 Vintage) Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
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.
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/12/2012
Wine Spectator(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/28/2013
Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
Wine & Spirits(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/08.
Wine Advocate(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 138 on Dec-01