From the Cellar

E. Guigal 2010 Cotes du Rhone (France)

04 Jun 2021

 

(November 22, 2020) ... I remember this being an easy bottle of wine to fall in love with, the price was good and the wine inside was great. But let's find out how it ages.Guigal Cote du Rhone

Now at 10 years from vintage I'm still pretty impressed with this wine, especially because I know I paid around $15 for it. Starts off dark-fruited with notes of forest floor, earth & smoke on the nose. On the palate there's a delicious blend of vanilla, anise, sweet cedar, and dried black fruit ... As it opens it starts to layer in more interesting characteristics like mocha, blackberry and cedar. It's a real beauty for a 10 year old wine - it's complex, and at times shows secondary and tertiary layers on the mid-palate, yet finishes with simple cedar notes. For the price this was an excellent bargain.

 

 

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