Guigal Cotes Rouge 2007
Part of a mini France vs Italy tasting. Grenache (60%), Mourvedre (30%), and Syrah (10%) predominate, similar to Chateauneuf Du Pape. This had savory notes of leather, meaty and earthiness with dirt. It was plum with a certain savory characteristics to it. Fulled bodied with not much residual, it was slightly vegetal and had a mineral finish. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/france-vs-italy.html
Pours an inky dark violet color with nice reddish hues around the edges. Big nose of plums and blackberry jam. Starts off with a big amount of plums and blackberries. In the middle, the fruit lightens a tad with some blueberry and some undertones of vanilla. Finishes with lots of black and blueberry jam flavors. This is a full bodied red wine that should be aged a longer. Nice tannic structure. Leaves a moderately long lingering taste on the palate. Had this with some grilled ribeyes.
Excellent Rhone! Broad and medium bodied. good value. $11.95 SDWC
This wine was excellent! It had a deep flavor that's hard to describe, but I like it. I will definitely be buying this again.
A great example of a well made Rhone Rosé from a quality producer. Strikes a beautiful balance of fresh fruit flavors and acidity. A juicy Rosé to enjoy with food or on its own. The 2007 is still fresh and lively in August 2009.
Three and a half glasses
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Dense plum/purple, with notes of garrigue, crushed rock, blueberry, and black raspberries, the wine is full-bodied, with stunning purity, a multi-layered texture, and a long finish.
The best Gigondas from Guigal that I have ever tasted will certainly be the 2007...His general blend here is about 55-60% Grenache, around one-third Mourvedre and the rest Syrah. This remarkable Gigondas [is] dense plum/purple, with notes of garrigue, crushed rock, blueberry, and black raspberries, the wine is full-bodied, with stunning purity, a multi-layered texture, and a long finish. It should drink nicely for 10-15+ years.
Ruby-red. Musky, complex aromas of raspberry preserves, smoked meat, rose oil and smoky herbs. Dense and fleshy, offering fully ripe red fruit flavors and an exotic note of candied flowers. Quite dense, in the style of the vintage, with ripe red fruit clinging on the finish.
The best Gigondas from Guigal that I have ever tasted will certainly be the 2007, which is still aging in tank and large wood vats. His general blend here is about 55–60% Grenache, around one-third Mourvedre and the rest Syrah. This remarkable Gigondas is scheduled to be bottled within the next several months. Dense plum/purple, with notes of garrigue, crushed rock, blueberry, and black raspberries, the wine is full-bodied, with stunning purity, a multi-layered texture, and a long finish. It should drink nicely for 10–15+ years.
Perfumed, with nicely integrated grip that focuses the lovely mulled plum, black currant, licorice snap and black tea notes. The long, silky finish features a lingering hint of iron. Drink now through 2014.
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