- Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2010 HALF BOTTLE Product #27994 (In Stock)
Half Bottle! Another great release from one of the Rhone's most important estates.
"As for the red wines, first and foremost is Guigal’s Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 89 points
"Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element."Wine Spectator 89 points
- Guigal Cote Rotie Brune Et Blonde 2009 Product #28293 (In Stock)
While the Guigal single vineyard “La La” bottlings were primary drivers of Cote Rotie’s return to prominence in the 1980s, the much more affordable Brune et Blonde has become this region’s calling card. A blend of grapes from both the “Blonde” side of Cote Rotie – where wines are more elegant and graceful – and the “Brune” side – for power and tannic structure – this bottling delivers classic Cote Rotie aromas and flavors with an extra level of richness and softness from the warm 2009 harvest.
"The 2009 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde was harvested early in 2009. Comprised of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier, aged 36 months in equal parts new and 1-year-old barrels, it offers gorgeously complex aromas of sour cherries, blackberry, underbrush, violets, olive and steak tartare to go with a seamless, fresh and lively palate feel. Already approachable and a downright sexy example of the appellation, it should drink nicely for 12-15 years."Wine Advocate 92 points
“A rich, fleshy style, offering pastis-soaked plum, blackberry and currant fruit at the core, backed by ganache and singed juniper notes that add texture and length on the finish, with a terrific iron spine. Should age nicely.”Wine Spectator 93 points