E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah

9.173 ratings
9.219 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Red and blue fruits. Black pepper, dried herb, slight medicinal nose. Very subtle nose. Tannins are a bit aggressive, great structure and long finish.

Red and blue fruits. Black pepper, dried herb, slight medicinal nose. Very subtle nose. Tannins are a bit aggressive, great structure and long finish.

Dec 18th, 2017
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.3

2010: very sweet bright red fruit, raspberry ripple, garrigue herbs, smoked jamon, vanilla, white pepper. Lovely nose. Good vibrant acidity, firm chewy tannin, but good open red fruit, herb, spice and a long vanilla, tobacco oak finish. Very good. Better in 5+ years.

2010: very sweet bright red fruit, raspberry ripple, garrigue herbs, smoked jamon, vanilla, white pepper. Lovely nose. Good vibrant acidity, firm chewy tannin, but good open red fruit, herb, spice and a long vanilla, tobacco oak finish. Very good. Better in 5+ years.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2015
Sean Genn

Blackberries, violets, iron, smoked meat, bay leaf and coffee. Drinking nicely now but the oak dominates the finish and should hopefully integrate better in a couple years.

Blackberries, violets, iron, smoked meat, bay leaf and coffee. Drinking nicely now but the oak dominates the finish and should hopefully integrate better in a couple years.

Apr 9th, 2017
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Oaky, rich, fruit driven and dark. Just what I wanted tonight!

Oaky, rich, fruit driven and dark. Just what I wanted tonight!

Mar 15th, 2017
Jonathan Maltus

Great for Saturday.

Great for Saturday.

Feb 18th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Tasting group, blind, 3/20/16. Loads of lovely bottle bouquet.

Tasting group, blind, 3/20/16. Loads of lovely bottle bouquet.

Mar 21st, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.0

Beautiful and complex #coterotie nose with some new oak aromas. Big and primary on the palate with slightly less than elegant tannins. Needs a few years but this is absolutely delicious. #guigal #rhone

Beautiful and complex #coterotie nose with some new oak aromas. Big and primary on the palate with slightly less than elegant tannins. Needs a few years but this is absolutely delicious. #guigal #rhone

Dec 24th, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.5

Modern style Cote Roite. Huge wine but polished.

Modern style Cote Roite. Huge wine but polished.

Jun 13th, 2015
Chris Leon

Blood & Olives

Blood & Olives

May 1st, 2015