Nose of black fruit, sweet pipe tobacco, and purple flowers. Sweet black fruit, tobacco, and medium, well integrated tannins on the palate. Long finish. An earlier drinking style, but could also age for many years.
Decanted 3 hours.
4/22/9/5/4+50=94 pts — 5 days ago
Drinking way above CDR. Pepper, spice, ash, earth, boysenberry, chalk, anise, dried herbs, ripe plum and a great soft finish. Worked great with the ribeye. — 8 days ago
Perfect balance and example of cotes du Rhône — 10 days ago
E Guigal produces fine Rhône wines. Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry fruit, cacao, leather and earth notes, vivid acidity on well structured frame. Fine tannins, lingering finish ending with fruit character. Should age well, a bargain compared to its Hermitage neighbors. — 14 days ago
Just brilliant. There is a zen harmony to these whites that is utterly magical. Nose of mineral, applesauce, apple spices, pear, sprigs of fresh grass just unreal and super unique. Not your typical white burg. Palate is just delightful. Saline and super mineral with green apple and unreal balance and purity. My god this is so ultra pure. Clean as a whistle with terrific, length, minerality and balance. Unreal long finish that is just perfect. What a great wine. — 4 days ago
Deep dark color... cracked pepper, touches of Asian spice, chocolate ganache, bruised plum and blackberry. Horse sweat and slight VA funk blows off with air. Medium weight with dark berry fruit, plus hints of tobacco on the palate. Not quite as complex as the nose. Chunky tannins are there, but fade with a modest finish. Out of a magnum. 50% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 5% Clairette — a month ago