Tuesday 21 June 2022

2007 - 2019 Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge, Guigal

These were tasted the other week, courtsey of Wine Affair. High quality wines that can be bought for a song, and cellared for many years.

2007 Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge, Guigal
A warm, slightly meaty nose with notes of forest floor, dried red berries, old leather and dusty earth. Reminds me of an aged Bordeaux. Very, very good.
The taste is cool and fine with notes of dried blackberries, undergrowth, cold coffee and earth. Some nice dusty tannins. Still hanging in there.
87p   (tasted 2022/05)

2012 Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge, Guigal
A cool, spicy nose with nots of old asphalt, some red currants and dried flowers. A tad hollow.
The taste is better with notes of red currants and dried blackberries alongside some earthy notes and seedy tannins. Should be drunk sooner than later.
81p   (tasted 2022/05)

2016 Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge, Guigal
A fine, peppery nose with notes of blueberries, bakelite, iron and moist earth. A tad monolithic. Needs time.
The taste is seedy and tight with a fine blueberry fruit and notes of iron, earth and bay leaves. A fine lenght. 3+ years.
87p   (tasted 2022/05)

2019 Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge, Guigal
A young, forward nose with notes of ripening blueberries, juniper berries, and a summerwarm gravel road. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and fine with notes of iron, blackberries, violets and dark flowers. A fine stuffing for aging. Long. 5+ years.
89p   (tasted 2022/05)

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