- Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2009 375ml Product #25878 (In Stock)
"Vivid ruby. Complex aromas of red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet, with slow-building smokiness. Taut and focused on the palate, offering lively bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that pick up weight with air. Juicy and nicely concentrated Cotes du Rhone with strong finishing punch and lingering spiciness."International Wine Cellar 90 points
"There are 3.5 million bottles of the 2009 Cotes du Rhone red, which represents an amazing value. A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, it comes primarily from the Plan de Dieu (Plain of God), which is situated northeast of Chateauneuf du Pape. This tank-aged, deep ruby/purple-colored, concentrated, fleshy, medium to full-bodied, supple offering reveals plenty of pepper, kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with a notion of flowers. It is meant to be consumed during its first 2-3 years of life although I have tasted 10-year-old bottles that are still holding together."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005 Product #25876 (In Stock)
A late release, but well worth waiting for!
"Deep red. Complex aromas of dried red berries, garrigue, Asian spices and rose. Spicy red fruit flavors are firmed by fine-grained tannins and complemented by notes of succulent herbs and smoky spices. Well-structured but not hard, finishing with very good clarity, sappiness and lingering florality."International Wine Cellar 90 points
"The 2005, which seems to exhibit much more barnyard, earth, leather, and black fruit, appears to have lost the ferocity of its tannins through its long elevage, and it is still not yet in bottle. This is a deep, rich, concentrated wine that will probably spend as much time in foudre and tank as the famed Henri Bonneau's top cuvee of Chateauneuf du Pape."Wine Advocate 92 points