E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

8.8100 ratings
8.78 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
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
Michael Smith

Clean, straightforward, great value.

Clean, straightforward, great value.

Apr 11th, 2016
Ry

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

8.6

Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty

Dec 31st, 2012
Kim Kaus

Very nice berries tobacco touch. Just a bit of tannin. Opened up nicely. Very enjoyable.

Very nice berries tobacco touch. Just a bit of tannin. Opened up nicely. Very enjoyable.

Feb 26th, 2018
Zachary Price

A 2009 Côtes du Rhône? For 13 bucks? Ok - twist my arm, RiteAid. E. Guigal suggests an eight year max on this one, and yep, still drinking nicely. The blend is a classic GSM, (52% Grenache, 45% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre), grown in the Rhône region of France - a hotbed of viticulture since the 1600s. Guigal has been cultivating wine inthe region since ~1940s producing both easily approachable table wine, (like the monsieur pictured here), and high end expensive bottles of pure delicious sunshine. Paired this with a yellow curry and for the price point, it was well worth it. Not sure there are many 2009s still out there - but for the money, you could do a lot worse. ~$13 | #guigal #côtesdurhône #gsm

On the eyes: Ruby with orange tinted rim, med concentration, bright, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: top notes of violet move through stewed blackberries, a touch of spice and licorice ending in a gravelly earthiness, med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med+ body, mellowed out and round on the palette. Overripe black plum, bing cherry, a touch of spice, and nice mineralty. Not overly fussy, drinks easily. The geezer should breathe a bit before you go, though.

A 2009 Côtes du Rhône? For 13 bucks? Ok - twist my arm, RiteAid. E. Guigal suggests an eight year max on this one, and yep, still drinking nicely. The blend is a classic GSM, (52% Grenache, 45% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre), grown in the Rhône region of France - a hotbed of viticulture since the 1600s. Guigal has been cultivating wine inthe region since ~1940s producing both easily approachable table wine, (like the monsieur pictured here), and high end expensive bottles of pure delicious sunshine. Paired this with a yellow curry and for the price point, it was well worth it. Not sure there are many 2009s still out there - but for the money, you could do a lot worse. ~$13 | #guigal #côtesdurhône #gsm

On the eyes: Ruby with orange tinted rim, med concentration, bright, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: top notes of violet move through stewed blackberries, a touch of spice and licorice ending in a gravelly earthiness, med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med+ body, mellowed out and round on the palette. Overripe black plum, bing cherry, a touch of spice, and nice mineralty. Not overly fussy, drinks easily. The geezer should breathe a bit before you go, though.

Jun 6th, 2017
Socrate

Ample and sophisticated wine with a great aromatic intensity

Ample and sophisticated wine with a great aromatic intensity

Jul 14th, 2016
Ginger Carden

Côte de Rhone

Côte de Rhone

Jan 14th, 2016
Matt Sobczak

Good wine but wouldn't write home about it. Drinking at peak point meow. Solid gsm character.

Good wine but wouldn't write home about it. Drinking at peak point meow. Solid gsm character.

Jun 1st, 2015
Steven Kahn

Great value

Great value

Mar 18th, 2015
Bronwen Howells

2009

Mar 5th, 2015