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E. Guigal Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde 2011

E. Guigal Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde 2011


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Eye: Dark ruby red. Nose: Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas. Palate: Round soft tannins. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla. Overall: Balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Cote Rotie
Brand E. Guigal
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateI loved the forward, sexy style of the 2011 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde, and it's just hard to resist today. Loaded with notions of kirsch, blackberry, toasted nuts and spice, it's medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless and hedonistic. I'd happily drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorStill youthfully tight, with a core of steeped cherry, plum skin and fig paste flavors coiled up with lush singed vanilla bean and fruitcake notes. Offers a dense, sappy feel through the finish, as the woodsy note still needs to be soaked up fully. Worth cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2027. 600 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2015