E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017 (Rhône Valley, France) - [WA 91] [JD 90] [VM 90]

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2017
(Rhône Valley, France) - [WA 91] [JD 90] [VM 90]

Regular price $20.00 Sale price $13.99 Save $6.01

WA91 JD90 VM90

About Guigal:
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhône appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.

About the Wine:
Deep and dark red. Shiny. Nose of fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Palate is full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. Pair with cold meats, meat, game bird and cheese.

Technical Information:
Varietal Composition: 
50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre
Fermentation: The wine sees a traditional lengthy maceration in stainless steel, punching down twice a day for good extraction
Aging: 24-30 months in neutral oak
Alcohol: 14.5%

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"There are an impressive 4.5 million bottles of the 2016 Cotes du Rhone, a ripe, silky wine that should bring pleasure to thousands of consumers. Cherries and raspberries mark the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate adds nuances of cola, tree bark and spice. Often available at retail for under $15 per bottle, it represents a terrific value." - Joe Czerwinski (12/19/2019)

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"As with the white, the quality of the basic Côtes du Rhône is more than noteworthy, especially when you consider the quantity produced. From a great, great vintage for the Southern Rhône, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône shows an upfront, sunny style as well as Provençal notes of spiced red and black fruits, ground pepper, and garrigue. Drink this medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy effort over the coming 4-6 years. It will evolve even longer, if you're so inclined." (12/12/2019)

90 Points - Vinous Media:
"Deep, brilliant ruby color. Expansive dark berry, cherry, floral and spice aromas show very good clarity and pick up darker olive and licorice notes as the wine opens up. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering juicy cherry, blackberry flavors and a spicy jolt of cracked pepper. Finishes with impressive length, sneaky tannins and a lingering suggestion of candied flowers. As usual, this bottling, which is made in massive volume and available seemingly everywhere, delivers outstanding value. The inherent elegance of the 2016 vintage comes through loud and clear. It'll age well, too, if one is so inclined." - Josh Raynolds (9/2019)

Wine Spectator:
"Direct, with juicy bramble, blackberry and black licorice notes mixed together. Light cedar hints thread the finish. Drink now." - JM (July 2021)