E. Guigal Gigondas Red 2007

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Color: Red black with deep dark tints. Nose : Small black fruits, licorice and roasted notes and oriental spices. Pow...

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Excellent color, a nice bouquet of soft red fruit, with more deep cherry cola on the palate (the Syrah/Mataro component seems more prominent than i... Read more

Rating: 89 . Nice balance with no offending odors . Good fruit, not too much. Nose restrained but elegant Read more

violets, blackberries on the nose...mild tannins very smooth with a great finish. Read more

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
01/06/2012

Excellent color, a nice bouquet of soft red fruit, with more deep cherry cola on the palate (the Syrah/Mataro component seems more prominent than in many other CdR) suggests a most satisfying, well-made wine for the price. Perfrect for drinking now, this wine will age another 2-3 years given the tannic structure and vintage.


Snooth User: Wolle
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3.50 5
11/21/2011

Rating: 89 . Nice balance with no offending odors . Good fruit, not too much. Nose restrained but elegant


Snooth User: mikespeer
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4.00 5
01/23/2013

violets, blackberries on the nose...mild tannins very smooth with a great finish.


Snooth User: ceekaynj
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0.00 5
02/04/2012

Beautiful.


Snooth User: andredegrace
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3.00 5
09/17/2012

Vintage rating : 95E Predicted year : 2014 MAX (Perfect right now, but probably ok for another year or two). RP - 90pts, WS - 87pts. Dark ruby coloured, with sweet red berries and light smoke (gun powder) on the nose. Blackberry and strawberry in the mouth mixed in with dry black pepper, rustic herbs and a hint green peppers; suprising complexity. Quite well balanced although the drying tannins seemed to eventually overpower with more oxygen. I'd suggest some decanting, but do drink it all in one sitting with friends.


Snooth User: northsideirish
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3.00 5
02/26/2011

Quite pleasant. Balanced, slightly on the lighter side, but not watery.


Snooth User: Dave Figoni
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0.00 5
02/16/2012

Cherry, dark berries, plumy. Jammy with a slight peppery finish


External Reviews for E. Guigal Gigondas Red

External Review
05/18/2011

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. There are 3.7 million bottles of this wine to go around.


External Review
05/18/2011

Mature, with a rustic edge, this shows a lightly mulled character to its the plum and currant fruit, with coffee and roasted mesquite notes on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
07/05/2011

Deep, bright ruby-red. Raspberry, violet, flowers, pepper and tree bark on the nose. Juicy, firm, peppery and penetrating. A lovely food wine with good ripeness. Since '98 this cuvée has featured more Syrah.


External Review
11/21/2011

Bright straw cast. Moderately full-bodied. Full acidity. Highly extracted. Bread dough, minerals. Soft aromas, with a rounded and firm mouthfeel. this has a sound palate presence, though flavors are neutral enough to allow versatility.


External Review
03/22/2012

This is very backward, with smoldering tobacco and charcoal up front, holding the dense core of black currant, anise and hoisin sauce at bay for now. Sage, sweet tapenade and bittersweet cocoa all roll as the grip takes over on the back end. A gutsy ... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne 750ml


External Review
02/09/2012

Dark purple. A wild, highly aromatic bouquet displays raspberry, blackberry, violet and cola, with a strong mineral element that strengthens with air. Juicy, penetrating red and dark fruit compote flavors are given depth by a note of bitter chocolate... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne 750ml


External Review
11/21/2011

Deep ruby cast. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted. Mildly tannic. Spice, minerals. Aromatically reserved, with a firm and lean mouthfeel. Tightly wound and angular, though flavorful through the finish.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2007 Cotes du Rhone has finally been released, and Guigal has made his finest Cotes du Rhone 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." 90 points, Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes:

Color: Red black with deep dark tints. Nose : Small black fruits, licorice and roasted notes and oriental spices. Powerful and intense aromas. Palate : Powerful attack with important tannic structure. Rich and concentrated. Fully expressive of the terroir. Overall : Great aging potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavor and color.

"The 2007 Cotes du Rhone has finally been released, and Guigal has made his finest Cotes du Rhone 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." 90 points, Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

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