E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah

9.339 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lee Lightfoot

Violets underbrush deep spiced plums, took a day for the fruit to reveal itself

Violets underbrush deep spiced plums, took a day for the fruit to reveal itself

Jul 24th, 2021
Matt Nason

Wow.

Wow.

Feb 14th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Fully mature and offers a great snapshot of aged N. Rhône syrah. Leather, muddled black fruit, mint, hung meat, espresso, wilted violet. Soft and supple.

Fully mature and offers a great snapshot of aged N. Rhône syrah. Leather, muddled black fruit, mint, hung meat, espresso, wilted violet. Soft and supple.

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2020
Andrew S

Hit the spot with the Mexican braised short ribs and osso bucco!

Hit the spot with the Mexican braised short ribs and osso bucco!

Oct 16th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Ruby. Closed at first but a vibrant nose came on. Smoke, plum, menthol, black fruit. In the mouth it's still chewy and shows it needs more age. Try again in 5+ years.

Ruby. Closed at first but a vibrant nose came on. Smoke, plum, menthol, black fruit. In the mouth it's still chewy and shows it needs more age. Try again in 5+ years.

Jun 12th, 2016
Mike Saviage

A nice Syrah, not complex or in any way to be confused with a La La, but rich and round and pleasant to drink

A nice Syrah, not complex or in any way to be confused with a La La, but rich and round and pleasant to drink

Feb 8th, 2016
Marty Winters

What a wine! Brunettes and blondes!

What a wine! Brunettes and blondes!

Aug 13th, 2014
Gaurav Tiwari

Medium bodied, classic cool climate/Rhone Syrah with still plenty of red and blue fruits, spices, used leather and game notes coming through with a very long finish. 13% ABV. Resolved tannins, velvety mouthfeel and alcohol and acidity in perfect harmony. Lovely bottle!!

Medium bodied, classic cool climate/Rhone Syrah with still plenty of red and blue fruits, spices, used leather and game notes coming through with a very long finish. 13% ABV. Resolved tannins, velvety mouthfeel and alcohol and acidity in perfect harmony. Lovely bottle!!

Jan 10th, 2021
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Eh. This was totally fine, but was kinda flat and lacked expression. There was some signature Cote Rotie stuff there, but it seemed a little muted.

Eh. This was totally fine, but was kinda flat and lacked expression. There was some signature Cote Rotie stuff there, but it seemed a little muted.

May 16th, 2015
P Webb
8.9

Drink up. It's ready, and will be good, but not great, hereafter. So meat smokey.

Drink up. It's ready, and will be good, but not great, hereafter. So meat smokey.

May 30th, 2016