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Guigal St Joseph "Lieu Dit" 2009
The 2005 Cotes du Rhone Blanc reveals the exotic fruit of Viognier, but with good acidity and body. Drink it over the next 1ndash;2 years.Add winemaker's notes
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The 2005 Cotes du Rhone Blanc reveals the exotic fruit of Viognier, but with good acidity and body. Drink it over the next 1ndash;2 years.
According to the Wine Advocate: The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Blanc, which is usually 50% Viognier and the rest a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc aged in tank, is just lovely. Fresh honeyed notes with some tropical fruits and other assorted citrus all jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, crisp, fresh wine, which over-delivers in personality, flavor and complexity. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
The 2009 and 2010 Cotes du Rhone Blancs are blends of 55% Viognier and the rest Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc, all aged in tank. While there are multiple bottlings given the massive production, they are consistent from bottling to bottling. The freshness, exotic tropical fruits, fragrant bouquets, dry, fleshy mid-palates and crisp finishes of these wines will be admired by consumers. These wines over-deliver in every sense, and they should drink well for several years.
After aging 30 months in 100% new oak the 2009 St.-Joseph Vignes de l Hospice is a wine of extraordinary intensity. It ranks alongside some of the luxury cuvees of Chapoutier Delas Andre Perret and Jean-Louis Chave as one of the finest St.-Josephs of the appellation. It emerges from what may be the most remarkable vineyard from a photogenic perspective towering above the village of Tournon on an incredibly steep slope. A dense purple color is followed by copious aromas of camphor licorice subtle smoke lead pencil shavings blackberries and cassis. This is a superb wine to drink over the next 15+ years. 94+ -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
A very fresh, floral style, with breezy white peach and pear notes and a juicy, green almond-tinged finish. Drink now.
Pretty peach and melon flavors, with a hint of almond on the finish. Soft, but pure. Drink now.
Guigalrsquo;s Cotes du Rhone blanc has gone from strength to strength over recent vintages, largely because he now uses at least 50% Viognier in the blend. The 2003 (primarily Roussanne and Viognier) possesses good body as well as abundant fruit, texture, and fat.
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