E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah

9.11105 ratings
9.2309 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Needs time to integrate but lovely.

Needs time to integrate but lovely.

Feb 25th, 2024
Martin Bergo

Deep purple, clear and fluent; the nose is typical with intense aromas of dark and red ripe fruits, minerality, spices and a board of charcuteries and some blood sprinkles; soft tannins, high acidity and a satisfying mouthfilling experience. Restrained and elegant rather than showy. At left is book of the evening; I have to read at least a few of her books before we meet in December.

Deep purple, clear and fluent; the nose is typical with intense aromas of dark and red ripe fruits, minerality, spices and a board of charcuteries and some blood sprinkles; soft tannins, high acidity and a satisfying mouthfilling experience. Restrained and elegant rather than showy. At left is book of the evening; I have to read at least a few of her books before we meet in December.

Nov 5th, 2022
Joshua Fisher

My boy has a broken toe

My boy has a broken toe

Apr 16th, 2022
Justin Bothur

Nicely expressive on the nose; all the toasty coffee and dried fig flavors , but sadly a touch past it’s prime.

Nicely expressive on the nose; all the toasty coffee and dried fig flavors , but sadly a touch past it’s prime.

Mar 19th, 2022
Justin Bothur

Stunning! Velvet tannins, hints of mocha and coffee grinds, rich fruit, everything in balance!

Stunning! Velvet tannins, hints of mocha and coffee grinds, rich fruit, everything in balance!

Mar 12th, 2022
Lee Lightfoot

Violets underbrush deep spiced plums, took a day for the fruit to reveal itself

Violets underbrush deep spiced plums, took a day for the fruit to reveal itself

Jul 24th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Felt a little tired, or more aged than expected. Leather, game, and pepper coming thru. Storage issue?

Felt a little tired, or more aged than expected. Leather, game, and pepper coming thru. Storage issue?

Apr 12th, 2020
Eric

Racy and tight. Very closed at first, then opened up just enough to enjoy classic Syrah. Nose and taste were straightforward blue and dark fruit. After an hour petrol notes appeared that overpowered the wine and dominated the finish.

Racy and tight. Very closed at first, then opened up just enough to enjoy classic Syrah. Nose and taste were straightforward blue and dark fruit. After an hour petrol notes appeared that overpowered the wine and dominated the finish.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Lee Lightfoot

Still super young new oak not fully integrated decant for tomorrow

Still super young new oak not fully integrated decant for tomorrow

Oct 23rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

Lovely aromas of dried meat, spice , lilac, dusty rose petals and a little white pepper. On the palate less than medium weight. One of Australia’s leading wines in this genre is Mt Langhi Ghiran “Langi” admittedly more expensive I would much prefer or Grampians Estate at Heathcote for similar money. Expected more from this Cote Rotie to be honest. Lacking in mid palate fruit from previous Cote Roties I have enjoyed. Disappointing.

Lovely aromas of dried meat, spice , lilac, dusty rose petals and a little white pepper. On the palate less than medium weight. One of Australia’s leading wines in this genre is Mt Langhi Ghiran “Langi” admittedly more expensive I would much prefer or Grampians Estate at Heathcote for similar money. Expected more from this Cote Rotie to be honest. Lacking in mid palate fruit from previous Cote Roties I have enjoyed. Disappointing.

Oct 19th, 2019