Guigal C-D-R Red 750m 2006
Wine Advocate Review Rated 88 The 2006 Cotes du Rhone exhibits a dark ruby hue that is slightly less saturated than the 2007. It possesses more pepper, garrigue, earth, and tar characteristics in addition to plenty of red and black fruit notes. Medium-bodied and juicy, it is best consumed over the next 2-3 years.
Cranberry and raisins on the nose. An acidic mineral core which leads to spicy raspberry and plum notes. Baking spice and cedar on the finish.
Very faint nose. Acidic, very difficult to discern any dominant aroma or flavor. I can smell the glass better than the wine almost.
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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.
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Tight now, this is a fairly structured Côtes du Rhône, with muscular black cherry and toast flavors followed by tar, vanilla and tobacco on the finish. Needs brief cellaring to round into form. Drink now through 2006.
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.
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.
Guigal's Côtes du Rhône is currently my favorite Syrah Rhône blend from the wonderful '98 vintage. For quality wine values the '98 Rhônes rarely disappoint, but Guigal's 50% Syrah/50% Grenache blend goes beyond a simple, ripe, fruity wine and offers, in true Syrah form, depth, clarity, and spice. Full-bodied, well-structured and "smooth" (the most sought-after attribute according to my customers), the color is almost blackberry with Grenache-lightened highlights. Black cherry, cassis and strawberry greet the palate, and then the mouthfilling Syrah seems to take over, finishing with a firm impression of dark, dense fruit and spice. What would I like to eat with this wine? Grilled lamb rack, sweet potato purée and roasted corn chutney.
A 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.
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