E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah

9.173 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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
Shay A
9.2

Another monthly WTF Group meet up. Northern Rhône vs Southern Rhône, blind as usual.

Want to learn more about northern Rhône wines? This is the wine for you. Wasn’t overly full of bloody game meat and olive tapenade on the nose, but the palate was still darker fruit dominant with a bit of smoked cedar.

Another monthly WTF Group meet up. Northern Rhône vs Southern Rhône, blind as usual.

Want to learn more about northern Rhône wines? This is the wine for you. Wasn’t overly full of bloody game meat and olive tapenade on the nose, but the palate was still darker fruit dominant with a bit of smoked cedar.

Feb 16th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.0

Quite nice. Well made. Good balance of acidity and fruit. Ripe tannins too.

Quite nice. Well made. Good balance of acidity and fruit. Ripe tannins too.

5 people found it helpfulAug 11th, 2014
Rebecca Fletcher

Black berries, savory, smoked meat, violets, M+ intensity. M+ acid, complexity and finish. M tannin. M+ acid. M body. A bit tart. Very fresh and elegant. Just awesome!

Black berries, savory, smoked meat, violets, M+ intensity. M+ acid, complexity and finish. M tannin. M+ acid. M body. A bit tart. Very fresh and elegant. Just awesome!

Feb 28th, 2016
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.2

2009. More meaty and resolved than the 2010. Less sweetness. Smoked bacon, tending toward black fruit, black pepper, cloves, graphitey, mineral, tobacco. More structure and body than the 2010. Entering a savoury, meaty phase. Long length. Darker, more brooding. Not as acidic or fresh as the 2010 however. Serious.

2009. More meaty and resolved than the 2010. Less sweetness. Smoked bacon, tending toward black fruit, black pepper, cloves, graphitey, mineral, tobacco. More structure and body than the 2010. Entering a savoury, meaty phase. Long length. Darker, more brooding. Not as acidic or fresh as the 2010 however. Serious.

Oct 1st, 2015
Eric Johnson

Seamless.

Seamless.

May 19th, 2015
Remi Barrett

Chelsea's bday dinner at Fox and the Farmer! So far delights abound!

Chelsea's bday dinner at Fox and the Farmer! So far delights abound!

Apr 9th, 2015
Robert Love

Blackberry, raspberry, and garrigue on the nose. Classic Côte‑Rôtie but quite well made. Drinking nicely now.

Blackberry, raspberry, and garrigue on the nose. Classic Côte‑Rôtie but quite well made. Drinking nicely now.

Dec 28th, 2014
Clayton Bahr

I've waited a long time to try this. My Xmas present to myself.

I've waited a long time to try this. My Xmas present to myself.

Dec 26th, 2014
Amy Morgan

More blonde in style than brune. Roasted red plums, lilacs, red cherries on the nose. The palate is balanced with a core of red fruits and well integrated notes of meat, garrique, smoke and red currants. Can be enjoyed now or later with further cellaring.

More blonde in style than brune. Roasted red plums, lilacs, red cherries on the nose. The palate is balanced with a core of red fruits and well integrated notes of meat, garrique, smoke and red currants. Can be enjoyed now or later with further cellaring.

Sep 3rd, 2014