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Guigal St Joseph "Lieu Dit" 2009
Light gold. Floral, spicy citrus and peach scents, with a dusty mineral accent. Clean and brisk, showing a juicy quality and ripe nectarine and peach flavors. Quite complex for the category.Add winemaker's notes
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Light gold. Floral, spicy citrus and peach scents, with a dusty mineral accent. Clean and brisk, showing a juicy quality and ripe nectarine and peach flavors. Quite complex for the category.
The 1999 Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne Blanc reveals an increased emphasis on blending with large quantities of Viognier (40%). It is a medium-bodied, dry, tasty offering with a straightforward but alluring nose of honeysuckle and peach as well as excellent purity. Consume it over the next 1ndash;2 years.
Very bright and precise, with a racy mineral note running through the chamomile, verbena, white peach and blanched almond notes. The finish is long and racy.
Staunch and traditional, this is a broad-shouldered Rhocirc;ne white. Itrsquo;s filled out with marzipan flavors graced with green fig fruit and floral notes of jasmine. A robust wine with firm acidity, this should age well.
The 2001 Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne blanc (a blend of Viognier (45%), Marsanne, Roussanne, and a dollop of Bourboulenc) is the finest produced to date. It possesses a lively, perfumed, honeysuckle, citrus, and flower-scented bouquet. Medium-bodied and refreshing, with loads of crisp fruit, it will provide immense enjoyment over the next year.
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.
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.
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