Guigal Cotes Du Rhone Rouge 750 ml • 2016 •

country: France / region: Rhone Valley / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: E. Guigal / vintage: 2016 / sku: 36630
Wine & Spirits   91 Points
James Suckling   90 Points
Reg. $14.99 $12.99
DESCRIPTION:
Fresh fruits with red berries and spices on the nose. The palate is full, round and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.

The Guigals select and blend cuvées from over 40 top growers, and their talent lies in the rigorous and exhaustive traveling and tasting they carry out. Ultimately they will select only 1% of all wines they taste for their Cotes du Rhone Rouge: one lot out of every one hundred.

• Syrah/Shiraz • Grenache/Garnacha • Mourvedre/Monastrell/Mataro •

Ratings

Wine & Spirits   91 Points
James Suckling   90 Points
W&SWine & Spirits: 91 points
This contrasts sweet, juicy plum fruit and firm, spicy tannins with some earthy notes and bright cranberry highlights. Philippe Guigal bases this blend on syrah with grenache and mourvèdre, sourced from his network of 80-some growers and mellowed in barrels for 18 months before release. It’s an impressively structured and complex Côtes du Rhône red. Best Buy
JSJames Suckling: 90 points
Very brambly, rich and attractive tobacco, red and dark fruit and wild herbs. The palate has richness and an attractive feel with great core flesh and balance. The combination of quality, good value and accessibility here make this quite unique. Drink now.