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E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone
$19.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(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.

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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    WA90 Drink 2010-2014 The 2007 Cotes du Rhone has finally been released, and Guigal has made his finest Cotes du Rhone to date, all from purchased juice. He and his son told me they go through thousands of samples in order to come up with this cuvee, which is based on 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre, all aged in tank. A deep ruby/purple wine with lots of cassis, kirsch, pepper, and even an intriguing floral note, the wine is medium to full-bodied , silky smooth, and a truly delicious, hedonistic and intellectually satisfying wine that is a remarkable bargain. It should drink well for 2-4 years, as these wines can actually last.

    over 2 years
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    smell floral clear in look taste nice but lack of character black currant (light), cherry low tannin, acidity easy to drink

    about 5 years
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    Morimoto. good

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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