* 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.
Per vintner: Deep and dark red. Shiny. Aromas of fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. 90 pts. Stephen Tanzer, Winophilia: "One thing you can always expect from a Guigal wine is intense fruit. The 2010 Côtes-du-Rhône, a mostly-syrah wine blended with grenache and a touch of mourvedre, offers assertive dark berry and floral elements and a suave spiciness that gives it uncommon complexity for a wine at this price. Believe it or not, this bottling ages very well, as recent bottles of the 1998(!) have proven to me." Mar 2014. Critique: Opaque ruby. Smoky cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by olive, allspice and licorice, with a sexy floral quality in the background. Sappy dark berry and lavender pastille flavors display impressive depth and power without excess weight. Closes sweet, gently tannic and long, with lingering spice and floral pastille notes.
The cork had been invaded. We will try again.
Good. Medium body. Very Very dry.
Soft and fruity. Dry finish
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
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Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 138 on Dec-01