E. Guigal Cote-Rotie Brune et Blonde 2015

0,75 l, a Syrah Dry Red Table wine from Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone, Rhone, France. Alcohol content: 13,5%; grape variety: Syrah & Viognier

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Alkoholgrad: 13,5% vol.
Allergene: Sulfite, Spuren von Eiweiß
Abfüller/Erzeuger: E.Guigal S.A.S. - Chateau D'Ampuis, 69420 Ampuis, Frankreich

 Red
Table
Dry
Syrah

 

92
NA
2016 - 2026
Jeb Dunnuck
30th Dec 2016

The 2012 Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde shows the sexy, charming, forward style of the vintage and gives up lots of raspberry, flowers and olive characteristics, medium to full-bodied richness, and sweet, supple tannin on the finish. It’s going to dish out tons of pleasure over the coming decade.

As always, my visit with Marcel and Philippe Guigal is one of the highlights of my entire time spent working in the northern Rhône. As I think the list of wines demonstrate, this is a huge lineup, yet the theme across the entire range is incredible quality. Looking at the top Côte Rôties, the current releases in bottle are the 2012s and these are rich, supple, sexy, even flamboyant wines that will be relatively approachable in their youth, yet have broad drink windows. The 2013s are much more backward and restrained, and built for the long haul, but the long élevage favored at this estate is certainly helping to soften the tannin and give the wines a suppler texture. As to the 2014s, I was shocked at the depth and density this team was able to get in these wines, but this is another vintage that will be approachable in its youth. Lastly, and from vintage described by Marcel as the best of his lifetime (how’s that for perspective?), the 2015s are inky and primordial, with mind-boggling depth and density. These will be reviewed two to three more times before release, but start saving today! Lastly, it’s also worth pointing out that the estate has started utilizing a new cork technique that guarantees no TCA. This doesn’t come cheap and is close to two Euros per cork, but it’s just another example of the attention to detail and the level of effort that this estate puts forth to ensure the quality in the bottle. Hats off to them.

 

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