E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2016 (Rhone Valley, France) -  [RP 91] [AG 90] [JD 90] [JS 90]

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2016
(Rhone Valley, France) - [RP 91] [AG 90] [JD 90] [JS 90]


Regular price $25.00 Sale price $12.99 Save $12.01
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Size
About This Wine:
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.

Winemaking
Traditional winemakeing methods, temperature controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins.

Grape variety: 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre.


Ratings & Reviews

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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 (19th Dec 2019)

90 Points - Vinous:
"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 - (Sep 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." - Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)

90 Points - James Suckling:
"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." - (19 Jul, 2019)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Direct, with juicy bramble, blackberry and black licorice notes mixed together. Light cedar hints thread the finish. Drink now. 100,000 cases imported." - JM (Issue Nov 15, 2019)