(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.
What 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.
DecanterRating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Guigal's Cotes du Rhone never disappoints, even in recent years, when pricing in the Rhone Valley has increased quite a bit. A great choice for regular drinking that provides a very good balance between the fruit and the length of the wine.
Wine SpectatorRating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/03.