E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2011

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Eye: Deep and dark red. Shiny. Nose: Fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Palate: Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. Overall: Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Brand E. Guigal
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastA perennial favorite, it's reassuring to see that the quality continues to remain high even from Guigal's least expensive cuvée. Red fruits-cherries and raspberries-marry easily with hints of clove, cracked pepper, black olive and espresso. It's round on the midpalate, showing more focus and ample length on the finish.

Joe Czerwinski, February 1, 2015
  • agv90

VinousDeep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas display very good clarity and a touch of cracked pepper. Showing its Syrah component, with sappy black and blue fruit flavors sharpened by a spicy nuance. A sexy floral note comes up on a gently tannic finish that lingers with very good persistence.

Antonio Galloni
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateThe value-priced 2011 Cotes du Rhone (49% Syrah, 46% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre aged 24 months in foudre) over-delivers and exhibits textbook black cherry, smoked earth, olive, underbrush and licorice, as well as a clean, balanced, medium to full-bodied profile on the palate. Rock solid in the vintage and surpassing any number of more expensive releases, it should be consumed over the coming 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2013
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorOffers succulent dark cherry and plum skin notes, layered with cocoa and tobacco. Reveals a flash of olive and cedar on the finish. Drink now. 55,000 cases imported.

James Molesworth, February 28, 2015