(2013 Vintage) Closed stainless steel tanks. Automatic punching down and temperature controlled fermentaion. Average 3 weeks in tanks.
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.
smell floral clear in look taste nice but lack of character black currant (light), cherry low tannin, acidity easy to drink
Wine & Spirits(2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 02/07
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06
Wine Enthusiast(2003 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 138 on Dec-01