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E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Gigondas 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
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.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Gigondas
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.
This has nice weight, with fleshy dark plum, raspberry and licorice notes. Shows some toasty grip on the finish, but stays juicy enough. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now.
Guigal's skills in selecting and blending large quantities of Côtes-du-Rhône remain unparalleled. The 2006 is full bodied, round in the mouth, full of typical black cherry and plum fruit, and hinting at anise and leather. It should drink well for up to five years.
The deep ruby/purple-colored 1998 Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne rouge, a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 20% miscellaneous varietals, offers a moderately intense bouquet of cassis, licorice and flowers. An amazing value, with moderate tannin, excellent concentration, and the potential to improve for several years and last 6ndash;8, this is a wine to purchase by the case.
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 2ndash;4 years, as these wines can actually last.
Beautiful. Very dark, medium-bodied, delivering plenty of vibrant flavors, but also has an impressively smooth tannin structure, with wild mushrooms, copper, mineral, iron, wet earth and leather notes. Caresses the palate, and has a seductive finish and delicious aftertaste. Surprisingly, this is better than Guigal's bottling from the fine '98 vintage. And for the price, you might as well buy a case or two. Drink now through 2003.
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