E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

8.82187 ratings
8.8117 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.9

Delicious, affordable, and easy to find, even in liquor stores with so-so wine selections. Crushed rock, pronounced spice, herbs, dark fruit and integrated tannin.

Delicious, affordable, and easy to find, even in liquor stores with so-so wine selections. Crushed rock, pronounced spice, herbs, dark fruit and integrated tannin.

Dec 5th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

On the nose; scorched earth, expresso roast, smoked earth, dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, stewed black plum, hues of blue fruits, smoked meats, tobacco, used leather, dry brush, touch of herbs, crushed rocks and dark decayed florals. Drinking much better after five years in bottle than on its release. It’s just starting to integrate and round itself out. The body is full with the tannins beginning to soften nicely. Lots of dark French expresso roast, scorched earth, grilled meats, dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, stewed & spiced black plum, hues of blue fruits, faint presence of strawberries & raspberries as it sets in, smoked meats, tobacco, used leather, tarry notes, dry brush, touch of dry herbs, crushed rocks, dry stems, dark chocolate, caramel, clove, nutmeg, black pepper, dark dry florals & lavender, very good acidity and a long finish that still has a fair amount of tension, lots of structure, well balanced, good length and starting to show its elegance. Photos of the front of their property and a couple shots of their tasting area in the cellar. $10.99 at Costco five years ago. Still has 5+ years of good drinking ahead.

On the nose; scorched earth, expresso roast, smoked earth, dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, stewed black plum, hues of blue fruits, smoked meats, tobacco, used leather, dry brush, touch of herbs, crushed rocks and dark decayed florals. Drinking much better after five years in bottle than on its release. It’s just starting to integrate and round itself out. The body is full with the tannins beginning to soften nicely. Lots of dark French expresso roast, scorched earth, grilled meats, dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, stewed & spiced black plum, hues of blue fruits, faint presence of strawberries & raspberries as it sets in, smoked meats, tobacco, used leather, tarry notes, dry brush, touch of dry herbs, crushed rocks, dry stems, dark chocolate, caramel, clove, nutmeg, black pepper, dark dry florals & lavender, very good acidity and a long finish that still has a fair amount of tension, lots of structure, well balanced, good length and starting to show its elegance. Photos of the front of their property and a couple shots of their tasting area in the cellar. $10.99 at Costco five years ago. Still has 5+ years of good drinking ahead.

Nov 26th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

How do they do this? Still one of the best values in the world after all these years.

How do they do this? Still one of the best values in the world after all these years.

28 people found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.7

Thursday night wine +++ delicious and tasting it blind I could easily convince myself it was a CdP at 3x the price. Nice work.

Thursday night wine +++ delicious and tasting it blind I could easily convince myself it was a CdP at 3x the price. Nice work.

15 people found it helpfulSep 6th, 2013
Elizabeth Schneider

Guigal always does it right. I know this sounds weird but it's like smoke, leather, salted cured meat, cheese rind, dusty earth, with a bit of black cherry. A touch of tannin and acid, so it's nice and balanced. Great for $15.

Guigal always does it right. I know this sounds weird but it's like smoke, leather, salted cured meat, cheese rind, dusty earth, with a bit of black cherry. A touch of tannin and acid, so it's nice and balanced. Great for $15.

10 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Here's another amazing value, year in and year out. $12? (!). Sang with floral perfume with a little air. Light, pretty color. Great candidate for house wine, cooking wine.

Here's another amazing value, year in and year out. $12? (!). Sang with floral perfume with a little air. Light, pretty color. Great candidate for house wine, cooking wine.

9 people found it helpfulMar 18th, 2013
Angelo Casagrande

Guigal. Always solid and well- priced. Nice mid-week table wine

Guigal. Always solid and well- priced. Nice mid-week table wine

5 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Raquel DiClo

Surprisingly satisfying Costco buy

Surprisingly satisfying Costco buy

2 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

9.5

The gold standard. £7/bottle@Majestic. Pretty ripe, SUPER concentrated. Grilled meats/smoke, tapenade on initial pop. Iron, iodine, underbrush, ink, dark, DARK fruit after an hour. Great, consistent palate with a big structure and finish. Bit of a brambly boysenberry/crushed stone finish. Such a ringer for the price.

The gold standard. £7/bottle@Majestic. Pretty ripe, SUPER concentrated. Grilled meats/smoke, tapenade on initial pop. Iron, iodine, underbrush, ink, dark, DARK fruit after an hour. Great, consistent palate with a big structure and finish. Bit of a brambly boysenberry/crushed stone finish. Such a ringer for the price.

2 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2013
joe go2

Higher tannins. Good for steaks. Excellent for people who don't like BIG reds with high acid and tannins.

Higher tannins. Good for steaks. Excellent for people who don't like BIG reds with high acid and tannins.

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2016