Guigal, Côtes du Rhône
Guigal er verdens bedste vinmager iflg. den amerikanske presse. Vi er DK's ældste importør af Guigal og har importeret rødvinene med stor succes siden 1988. Kongen af Côte Rôtie og den største jordbesidder i det nordlige Rhône. Mest kendt for de røde vine, men laver en bred vifte af spændende kvalitetshvidvine.
"Husker stadig vores første besøg, hvor den gamle Etienne Guigal stad...
Inky ruby. Vibrant, spice-accented cherry and boysenberry scents are complicated by hints of black pepper, candied flowers and licorice. Supple and broad in the mouth, offering juicy red and blue fruit preserves, spicecake, olive paste and violet pastille flavors that tighten up steadily with air. The floral note repeats strongly on the clinging finish, which shows excellent clarity and velvety, slowly building tannins. There are almost a quarter-million bottles of this wine made in a typical vintage, by the way. 50% new oak. - Josh Raynolds
Hints of almond paste and vanilla accent red cherries and raspberries on the nose of the 2017 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde. It's medium-bodied, crisp and crunchy yet finishes ripe and silky. It's another classic vintage that should drink well young yet be capable of up to a decade of cellaring. - Joe Czerwinski
Opaque ruby. Lively and focused on the nose, displaying fresh cherry, blackberry and floral scents and deeper suggestions of pipe tobacco, olive and licorice. Juicy cherry and dark berry and salty olive paste flavors show very good delineation, and a hint of candied flowers emerges on the back half. Fine-grained tannins build slowly on an impressively long, sweet finish that leaves a suggestion of cherry cola behind. - Josh Raynolds
50% of each is blended into his sample. Very heady and perfumed. Very complex and already quite expressive. Hint of Valrhona bitter chocolate on the nose. Very polished and smart and not exaggerated. Should provide a huge amount of good value fun. Luscious but dry. - Jancis Robinson
Bright purple. A highly fragrant bouquet evokes red fruit liqueur, violet, incense and smoky bacon, with a zesty mineral overtone. Taut and sharply focused on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering pliant raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors and a tangy hint of blood orange. Finishes spicy and precise, with slow-building tannins and excellent clarity and cut. This was only recently bottled and while it's pretty tight right now it looks very promising. - Josh Raynolds
A wine I reviewed earlier this year, the 2010 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a stunning Cote Rotie. Made from 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier and aged in equal parts new and once used barrels, it’s medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, with rocking notes of raspberries, peppered bacon, coffee bean and violets. Drink it anytime over the coming decade or more. - Jeb Dunnuck