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2012 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge

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Winemaker's Notes

Visual: Deep red, sustained and brilliant

Nose: Black fruit nose marked by notes of spices

Palate: Ample wine, full and racy. Rounded tannins, very present but coated finish. This wine is distinguished by its size, its warmth and aromatic intensity.

Food suggestions: Best accompanies deli meats and cheeses

Full wine, good persistence. Elegance and finesse due to a good balance between tannins and fruits.

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2012 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge

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Wine Advocate (2013 Vintage) says
The 2013 Côtes du Rhône, which is scheduled to be bottled in November, is a bigger, richer wine than I remember and has tons of ripe Syrah characteristics. Black olives, smoked earth, pepper and plenty of dark fruit all emerge from this inky-coloured, straight-up impressive Côtes du Rhône.
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Wine Advocate (2010 Vintage) says
As for the red wines, first and foremost is Guigal's Cotes du Rhone. I re-tasted the 2010 Cotes du Rhone, which is still in foudre. This cuvee is typically a blend of 50% Syrah and the rest Grenache and perhaps some Mourvedre. Guigal is known throughout the Rhone Valley for paying the highest price for generic Cotes du Rhone, and that in large part explains the quality of this wine year in and year out. It enjoys an extended upbringing in foudre and stainless steel tanks and is always a dense ruby/purple-colored wine with lots of blue and black fruits intermixed with notions of kirsch, licorice, lavender and spice. Supple and surprisingly intense, this delicious effort can age for 4-5 years.
2016-2017
Wine Advocate 204 -Dec 2012
89
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
It's staggering that this wine is assembled from hundreds of growers and bottled in multiple lots, yet it is delivered with blindingly consistent character. Ripe dark berry fruits, red fruits, cherries and earthy nuances. The palate delivers grainy tannins amid ripe dark plum flavour. Sensational value and undeniable drinkability combined.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92

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