Thursday, March 16, 2006

E Guigal Cotes du Rhone

2003 E Guigal Cotes du Rhone ($14) -- The website was a bit misleading, but I believe the wine is Syrah (55%), Grenache (35%) and Mourvedre (10%) from 35 year-old vines, aged 18 months in oak foudres. 250,000 cases produced.

Medium aroma and warm soft fruit flavors with medium to long finish. A delicious quaffer and would go very well with food.

You can tell from the photo that most of this bottle is gone!


Anonymous Steve said...

Hi Jens,
I would drink that bottle of Guigal Cotes du Rhone any day - very yummy stuff! And very unusual for Cotes du Rhone having more Syrah than Grenache. It's also funny how a lot of wine geeks find the Guigal range very pedestrian, until you get to the Cote Rotie La La's. Is it because of the homely ubiqutious label? I remember ordering a Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde at Le Bernadin and the Sommelier rolled his eyes! Anyway congrats to Marcel Guigal for winning Decanter Mag's man of the year 2006

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