Deep ruby hue with garnet rim variation. Stewed red and black fruit, blackberry, cassis, rhubarb, black cherries, leather, peat, smoked meat, wet earth, mushrooms, molasses, nutmeg, cardamom, bay leaf, and oak. Strong structure, soft tannins, and finesse. Medium-plus finish. Vintage 2012. ABV 13.5%. #côterôtie #bruneetblonde #guigal #guigalwine #syrah #viognier #rhône #rhônevalley #frenchwine #winemoments #winedown2019 — 2 months ago
A 2009 Côtes du Rhône? For 13 bucks? Ok - twist my arm, RiteAid. E. Guigal suggests an eight year max on this one, and yep, still drinking nicely. The blend is a classic GSM, (52% Grenache, 45% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre), grown in the Rhône region of France - a hotbed of viticulture since the 1600s. Guigal has been cultivating wine inthe region since ~1940s producing both easily approachable table wine, (like the monsieur pictured here), and high end expensive bottles of pure delicious sunshine. Paired this with a yellow curry and for the price point, it was well worth it. Not sure there are many 2009s still out there - but for the money, you could do a lot worse. ~$13 | #guigal #côtesdurhône #gsm
On the eyes: Ruby with orange tinted rim, med concentration, bright, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.
On the nose: top notes of violet move through stewed blackberries, a touch of spice and licorice ending in a gravelly earthiness, med alcohol.
On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med+ body, mellowed out and round on the palette. Overripe black plum, bing cherry, a touch of spice, and nice mineralty. Not overly fussy, drinks easily. The geezer should breathe a bit before you go, though. — 3 years ago
#EGuigal 2013 #CotesduRhoneBlanc
Different from what I am used to, but then perhaps I really need to taste a lot more #Viognier I guess this one may take some time to grow on me.
Floral, fresh pear, kiwi, and honeysuckle. #Guigal #CotesduRhone
#sommelier sommlife #somm
#vino #winestagram #instawine
(55% Viognier, #Marsanne from #StPeray , and #Roussanne ) — 4 years ago
The nose was sweet and showed tremendous depth and concentration of ripe fruit. New oak is present but not overwhelming. The wine is complex but lacking a firm structure. Alcohol was not overwhelming. The wine is tight and will be very special with time and a loss of baby fat. #coterotie #guigal #northernrhone #rhonevalley #syrah #ctbucklinwine — 4 years ago
Exceptional, expressive; aromatic and just so poised; holding back its full potential with residual oak bits; more behind the wine than meets the eye; #syrah #coterotie #guigal #2011 ; not big in texture for a warm region shiraz; more the elegant road, pushed that way by long oak time; tannic; 13.5%; AUD 200; long juicy mix of oak spice and shiraz blueberry; so fab #uncorkedandcultivated #wineandfoodtours #France2017 to visit; also there #2016. — 4 years ago