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E Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone Red 2007

E Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone Red 2007
 
  • Robert Parker, Jr. 90
  • Stephen Tanzer 90
Robert Parker, Jr.-The Wine Advocate:  Rated as An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. "Guigal's Côtes-du-Rhône demonstrate that bigger can be better, a philosophy I generally find to be untrue, but these wines are the exception to the rule." "The 2007 Côtes-du-Rhône has finally been released, and Guigal has made his finest Côtes-du-Rhône to date, all from purchased juice. He and his son told me they go through thousands of samples in order to come up with this cuvee, which is based on 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre, all aged in tank. A deep ruby/purple wine with lots of cassis, kirsch, pepper, and even an intriguing floral note, the wine is medium to full-bodied , silky smooth, and a truly delicious, hedonistic and intellectually satisfying wine that is a remarkable bargain. It should drink well for 2-4 years, as these wines can actually last. . . . The quality of these wines continues to go up, which is remarkable given Guigal's fame in addition to the gigantic production of his red Cotes du Rhone, which has now hit 3.5 million bottles with the 2007 - the best he has ever made.  Drink 2010-2014."  Oct 2010

"As I have told Marcel Guigal during nearly every one of my visits to his estate over the past 30+ years, he should give lectures in oenology schools on the genius behind the upbringing (elevage) of his wines. It is remarkable."~Robert Parker

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:  Rated as Outstanding. "Inky ruby. Intriguing, highly perfumed aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry, dried flowers and tobacco, with powerful spice and black olive accents; the syrah is center stage today. Graceful and focused, with sweet dark fruit and floral pastille flavors that coat the palate. Suave and gently sweet wine, with excellent clarity, length and a lingering floral quality. There will not be a 2008 bottling of this wine because Guigal wasn't happy with the quality of fruit in the southern Rhone." Jan/Feb 2011

Winery:  "Deep bright garnet color. Medium to full-bodied. Aromas of blackberries and cherries. Rich and intense with elegance and finesse. Ageing potential: 5-8 years."

Wired For Wine: With these accolades, need we say more?  We still can't get enough of this fabulous French red. This delicious E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône is the perfect choice for any warm weather indoor or outdoor table.  Stock up winelovers!!

Size:  750ml
Bottle Top: cork
Varietal:  50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre.
Alcohol:  @15.0%
Ageing:   18 months in oak foudres
Region:   Côtes-du-Rhône, France
Regular Price $19.00
Sale Price $13.97
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