E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

Spectacular to watch this wine evolve. Opened 2 hours before and evolved nicely. Lots of tannins . But well integrated Jo t of black pepper , dried rose petals and tobacco on the nose. Well halved with a long finish. A low 13% alcohol - really lovely. Will drink well for another decade at least. #guigal - c’est un vin bien expresse- bravo — 3 years ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2009

A 2009 Côtes du Rhône? For 13 bucks? Ok - twist my arm, RiteAid. E. Guigal suggests an eight year max on this one, and yep, still drinking nicely. The blend is a classic GSM, (52% Grenache, 45% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre), grown in the Rhône region of France - a hotbed of viticulture since the 1600s. Guigal has been cultivating wine inthe region since ~1940s producing both easily approachable table wine, (like the monsieur pictured here), and high end expensive bottles of pure delicious sunshine. Paired this with a yellow curry and for the price point, it was well worth it. Not sure there are many 2009s still out there - but for the money, you could do a lot worse. ~$13 | #guigal #côtesdurhône #gsm

On the eyes: Ruby with orange tinted rim, med concentration, bright, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: top notes of violet move through stewed blackberries, a touch of spice and licorice ending in a gravelly earthiness, med alcohol.

On the tongue: med+ acid, med tannin, med+ alcohol, med+ body, mellowed out and round on the palette. Overripe black plum, bing cherry, a touch of spice, and nice mineralty. Not overly fussy, drinks easily. The geezer should breathe a bit before you go, though.
— 6 years ago

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2013

#EGuigal 2013 #CotesduRhoneBlanc
Different from what I am used to, but then perhaps I really need to taste a lot more
#Viognier I guess this one may take some time to grow on me.
Floral, fresh pear, kiwi, and honeysuckle.
#Guigal #CotesduRhone
#RhoneValley #Rhonevalleywines
#sommelier sommlife #somm
#vino #winestagram #instawine
(55% Viognier,
#Marsanne from #StPeray , and #Roussanne )
— 8 years ago

E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah 2012

Deep ruby hue with garnet rim variation. Stewed red and black fruit, blackberry, cassis, rhubarb, black cherries, leather, peat, smoked meat, wet earth, mushrooms, molasses, nutmeg, cardamom, bay leaf, and oak. Strong structure, soft tannins, and finesse. Medium-plus finish. Vintage 2012. ABV 13.5%. #côterôtie #bruneetblonde #guigal #guigalwine #syrah #viognier #rhône #rhônevalley #frenchwine #winemoments #winedown2019 — 4 years ago

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Great review @Vanessa D
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@Vanessa D nice review, as always. Happy new year to you and yours.🥂


Many thanks, @Paul K and @Dennis P. Happy New Year to you both!! Cheers 🥂

E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

The nose was sweet and showed tremendous depth and concentration of ripe fruit. New oak is present but not overwhelming. The wine is complex but lacking a firm structure. Alcohol was not overwhelming. The wine is tight and will be very special with time and a loss of baby fat. #coterotie #guigal #northernrhone #rhonevalley #syrah #ctbucklinwine — 7 years ago

E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1996

What a stunner. Drinking perfect right now at 20 years. Earthy and wild but the fruit still definitely pleasant. A real treat. #coterotieftw #côterôtie #animale #guigal #ampuis — 7 years ago

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E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Derek Cohen

Young and alive! Lots of herbs, some red currant, cinnamon stuff developing, plenty of acid. #agemore #coterotie #northernrhonewines #ampuis #guigal — 5 years ago

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E. Guigal

Condrieu Viognier 2015


This 2015 vintage #condrieu was better than others I’ve tasted from #guigal I’d recommend it highly. It has so much typicity for what I consider the grape #viognier — 5 years ago

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E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1998

Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Wine of the night showing extraordinary balance, power, and length while screaming elegance. #guigal #coterotie #lalandonne #northernrhone #rhonevalley #syrah #ctbucklinwine — 7 years ago

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E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Dark red fruit & spices. Great sense of terroir. Solid now or another decade #cdp #guigal — 8 years ago

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