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E. Guigal Gigondas Red 2007
"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
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.
Rating: 89 . Nice balance with no offending odors . Good fruit, not too much. Nose restrained but elegant
violets, blackberries on the nose...mild tannins very smooth with a great finish.
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.
Quite pleasant. Balanced, slightly on the lighter side, but not watery.
Cherry, dark berries, plumy. Jammy with a slight peppery finish
External Reviews for E. Guigal Gigondas Red
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.
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.
Medium ruby-red. Black cherry, blueberry, leather and iron on the nose; I was reminded of Saint-Julien, leanish and sweet, with a crushed berry skin character. Not fleshy but lively and fruity. Finishes with firm tannins and nice snap. Great value.
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.
Dark and deep colour, with red fruits, cherry, strawberry with delicate oak aromas. On the palate you'll find a structured tannic wine. . Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak aging
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
The 2007 Cotes du Rhone, a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest primarily Grenache, offers aromas of tar, blackberries, and cherries followed by a medium-bodied, richly fruity, crunchy, succulent, hedonistic red that should drink well for 2-3 years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Guigal Cotes du Rhone 750ml
Food Pairings for E. Guigal Gigondas Red
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.
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