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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2018

The first of 12 and an annual purchase for me. Must be the best value red wine on the planet - $24 AUD per bottle. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. I don’t know what the annual production would be but it would have to be well over a million bottles. I love Phillipe Guigals philosophy in that he says the CDR is the most important wine they produce because it is the wine most people will first be introduced to the Estate. Fresh savoury red fruits with raspberry to the fore. Quaffable and smashable. — 6 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Agree with you completely, Bob. Outstanding quality for the price.
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Astonishingly, I’ve never had this (that I can remember). Will pick up a bottle on my next run.
Bob McDonald

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I had to Google the annual production of the Guigal CdR Rouge and would you believe for 2018 it was 4,500,000 bottles!!! A phenomenal effort.

E. Guigal

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2010

Irony & meaty, plum, potting soil, dark chocolate, dried rose and potpourri, slightly resinous, herbal, black liquorice, black pepper. — 7 days ago

E. Guigal

Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2020

Fantastic drinker a great mouth feel LOL stolen fruit terrific grown blend — 10 hours ago

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E. Guigal

Ex Voto Hermitage Syrah 2001

Quite vegetal off the cork but opened up to beauty. — 5 days ago

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2018

No formal notes - this is the last of 6 bottles. Notes of mandarin and honeysuckle - luscious - the perfect Winter white. See previous Delectable notes. A regular purchase for me. More than 50% Viognier together with Roussanne and other Rhone white grapes. Amazing consistency considering Guigal makes over 700,000 bottles per year. — 6 days ago

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Ron R

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I must find some of this. How on earth to you make wine on an industrial scale, and still produce a super product. Now that is genius.
Bob McDonald

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I couldn’t agree more Ron. It’s the same with their Rouge. Apparently they pay top Euro for good grapes from the growers, yet manage to produce an affordable every day wine. Somebody like Sherry Lehmann or Costco should have it?

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1990

Decanted for a few hours, then taken to Saison in SF. Tawny color with lite rims, mostly translucent. Deep powerful nose, with notes of red fruit, smoked meat, dry brush, Asian spice, pepper, dark moist soil and a little menthol. Rich, silky and intense in the mouth. Long finish. Great juice. — 23 days ago

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romo

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Great that Saison didn’t give you grief for bringing an open bottle.

Soalheiro

Primeiras Vinhas Alvarinho

Lovely fruity green wine. First night in Luz — 14 days ago

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La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

Mike R
9.7

Amazing wine

Racy and finesse
I love raspberry ganache and hardcore mineral notes
Intense spine creates body and character that is purer than the Landonne or Turque but this is more elegant as the later two - stunning display of fruit and precision

This wine has ten plus years while I think this will not last as long as Turque or Landonne
— 11 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Cannot agree with you more, Mike. E Guigal “La-La’s” are all World Class!
Eric

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Sounds fab. Nice note mike!

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2003

Time Tested

03 was historically hot & dry. Did Monprivato succeed despite these conditions?

DAY 1
Served the wine with the Vinloq System which allows nitrogen to be pulled into the bottle with pouring
👀Brown/orange mixed with red
👃Cherries, tobacco, tar & roses. Some stewed/dried fruit
👅Mature. Florals and fruit are present. Light. Could use more acid. Easy to drink. Balanced

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my fridge

DAY 10
Nice aged notes. Savory. Okay precision. Tannins are good. Kept improving in the glass

DAY 17
👃Classic & beautiful with aged notes. Finally what I was hoping for👍
👅Drinking well. Cherry. Significant tar. Savory

Similar on the 3 days, but the nose was most beautiful on DAY 17

The pedigree was apparent here in this lovely barolo despite the vintage conditions. Balance was retained with enough precision to allow the Mascarello Monprivato personality to come through👏
— 13 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2016

Ron R
9.5

Just brilliant in every way. — 13 days ago

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vinokeeno

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Oh hell yes.
Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

Elegance