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E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Gigondas 2005

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The palate initially promises more generosity and in a sense delivers this but fundamentally remains quite tight. Wis...

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For me, it's hard to divorce a wine's price when I attempt to rate it. In my opinion, the price of the wine can serve as context in which to appro... Read more

France in a bottle. An inexpensive bottle at that. Cherries and powder on the nose. Bright delicate acidic cherries, tar, and and leather with a le... Read more

Bought this bottle after a tasting of red and white half bottles. On the nose I was hit with strong berry/cherry notes, and a hint of light vanilla... Read more

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Snooth User: MikeMiller
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4.50 5
08/17/2009

For me, it's hard to divorce a wine's price when I attempt to rate it. In my opinion, the price of the wine can serve as context in which to approach the wine from a critical perspective. With regard to this wine, which I very much enjoyed, the relatively low price (I paid around $13) ultimately increases its rating. If this wine cost $50 I might be disappointed, but at anything less than $20, I wish I'd bought a case. I concur with the tasting notes of the previous reviewers concerning the specific characteristics of the wine. Nice fruit, chewy, ripe, with a really interesting tar aroma.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
03/27/2010

France in a bottle. An inexpensive bottle at that. Cherries and powder on the nose. Bright delicate acidic cherries, tar, and and leather with a lean but tart body concluding with a slight breadiness. Can't go wrong.


Snooth User: Shiv245
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4.00 5
03/06/2009

Bought this bottle after a tasting of red and white half bottles. On the nose I was hit with strong berry/cherry notes, and a hint of light vanilla and oddly enough, tar. In the mouth it tasted bright and young, which makes sense as I was told it would age well over the next 3-4 years. Overall a very drinkable wine on its own, and the half-bottle size is perfect for an evening in alone!


Snooth User: funnylady
25932116
5.00 5
09/19/2009

I love this wine. Great price range. I'm very particular in that I only drink reds, much prefer French to California (which in my humble opinion are typically much drier than I care for). It's full, hearty, fruity..jammy even and has a very soft yet lingering finish - critical for me. I'm currently hunting down a case to enjoy over the next few years. I have enjoyed several bottles of the 2005 over this past year as I have introduced friends to the world of reds. I think it's a nice easy start for inexperienced or apphrensive beginners. 2003 and 2004 appear to have been good vintages as well... I'm looking forward to trying them next.


Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
3.00 5
11/08/2009

Red berries, earth, vanilla, pencil shavings, barnyard and tar on the nose. Palate is juicy, fresh and young with juicy red berries and pepper, full bodied and hearty, with firm, long lasting tannins. Great buy for the price.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
2.00 5
05/26/2010

Maybe I just got a bad bottle, but I didn't like it at all. It tasted cheap and kind of 'flat'.


Snooth User: scandleriv
441521274
3.50 5
04/18/2010

A go-to Côtes du Rhône for me. Very rich and smooth.


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External Reviews for E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Gigondas

External Review
09/23/2010

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 08 ($15) Deep ruby. Dark cherry and licorice on the nose, with pungent herbs and minerals adding complexity. Sweeter raspberry and strawberry flavors are complemented by succulent herbs and braced ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Guigal Cotes du Rhone 750ml


External Review
02/01/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Guigal Cotes du Rhone 750ml


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 89A blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache, the 2005 Cotes du Rhone is a real head turner. Full-bodied, with a deep ruby/purple color and sweet notes of berry fruit, a hint of road tar, and some pepper, the wine is dense, chewy, ripe, and a surprisingly big mouthful of juicy, velvety-textured wine to drink over the next 3-4 years.


External Review
02/07/2009

Another candidate for perfection is the 2005 Cote Rotie La Landonne. Its inky/blue/purple color is followed by a perfume of confit of duck, smoked meats, blackberries, espresso, and tapenade. Incredibly complex with superb concentration, amazing dept... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne 750ml


External Review
06/29/2009

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External Review
05/31/2009

Utter perfection, the 2005 Cote Rotie La Landonne exhibits a similar scorched earth/burning ember and bacon fat-scented nose as well as copious quantities of black fruits, truffles, and forest floor. Incredibly dense and masculine with unreal levels ... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Guigal Cote Rotie la Landonne 750ml


External Review
04/30/2010

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2005 and all other wine from E. Guigal are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and across the globe.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The palate initially promises more generosity and in a sense delivers this but fundamentally remains quite tight. Wisps of sweet black fruit escape the wine's predominantly savoury flavour profile b

The palate initially promises more generosity and in a sense delivers this but fundamentally remains quite tight. Wisps of sweet black fruit escape the wine's predominantly savoury flavour profile b

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