E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah

9.2938 ratings
9.2272 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

Beautiful. So mineral, floral, and complex. A stunning bottle. Fully resolved.

Beautiful. So mineral, floral, and complex. A stunning bottle. Fully resolved.

Aug 18th, 2021
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
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
Lee Pitofsky

Still fresh and bright and with terrific complexity and just a hint animalistic, smoked meats, espresso, sweet red fruits and a long silky finish.

Still fresh and bright and with terrific complexity and just a hint animalistic, smoked meats, espresso, sweet red fruits and a long silky finish.

Aug 15th, 2019
George Chen

Why we drink wine! Expression of Sarah in the place where it is best...and a vintage that allows us to look back at this great development as an act of nature! Simply memorable...can never forget! 1978 not 1918 😳

Why we drink wine! Expression of Sarah in the place where it is best...and a vintage that allows us to look back at this great development as an act of nature! Simply memorable...can never forget! 1978 not 1918 😳

Aug 6th, 2019
Andrew S

Elegant overall. Fruits are fading but still some presence of dark berries. Savory meats, wilted violet, beautiful acidity and touch of saline.

Elegant overall. Fruits are fading but still some presence of dark berries. Savory meats, wilted violet, beautiful acidity and touch of saline.

Jun 24th, 2019
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.8

Sadly a bit past prime.

Sadly a bit past prime.

May 20th, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Wow this is beautiful. Dirty barnyard wet soil dark cherries nice acidity and balance. Layers of gripping fruit. Nice tannins and subtle finish

Wow this is beautiful. Dirty barnyard wet soil dark cherries nice acidity and balance. Layers of gripping fruit. Nice tannins and subtle finish

May 17th, 2019