2013 Guigal Cotes Du Rhone RedBlend from France
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"To be launched in two years’ time; in January/February 2015 they will introduce the 2012. Until last year they had to pretend their CDR contained at least 50% Grenache because...
- 86 Cellar Tracker
86 Cellar Tracker
CellarTracker users have given an average rating of 86.6 points as of 04/04/2017.
"To be launched in two years’ time; in January/February 2015 they will introduce the 2012. Until last year they had to pretend their CDR contained at least 50% Grenache because that was the law. After 2013’s disastrous coloure, the authorities allowed them to disclose that it actually contains 65% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre. Very very deep purple. Quite rustic in a nice way. Still very much a cask sample. ‘You’re tasting Guigal primeur’, observed Philippe Guigal. Lots of smooth purple fruit and polish. Not as concentrated as the 2012. But very creditable. Lots of oomph." -Jancis Robinson
|Sub-Region||Cotes du Rhone|
86 - Cellar Tracker
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|