2005 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone
80 Ratings
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80 Ratings
2005 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Soil type Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite. Pebbles and Alluvia. Grape variety 55% syrah, 35% mourvedre, 8% grenache, 2% others Average age of vines 35 years. Winemaking Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins. Maturation 1 ½ years in oak foudres. Average yield 41 Hl / hectare Average annual production 2.500.000 bottles. Tasting * Eye : Deep and dark red. Shiny. * Nose : Fresh fruits with red berries and spices. * Palate : Full read more...Soil type Varied soil, sediment, limestone, granite. Pebbles and Alluvia. Grape variety 55% syrah, 35% mourvedre, 8% grenache, 2% others Average age of vines 35 years. Winemaking Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins. Maturation 1 ½ years in oak foudres. Average yield 41 Hl / hectare Average annual production 2.500.000 bottles. Tasting * Eye : Deep and dark red. Shiny. * Nose : Fresh fruits with red berries and spices. * Palate : Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. * Overall : Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. Serving temperature 16°C to 18°C. Ageing potential 8 years. Food and wine matching cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese Winemakers tip This classic wine offers top quality year in year out. (hide)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/28/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/12/2012
  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/02