Nose of bacon, licorice, black olive, black berry, lavendar, smoked meats. On the palate black cherry, fig, blueberry, cranberry, gamey meat (like venison). Good transistion to a long finish with sweet but very present tannins. Great mouthfeel.
Earthy & Spicy
Very disappointing considering what it is. We love Guigal, and relished the chance to get a few bottles of the Brune and Blonde. Having grown up with Parker in DC in the mid-70's, I do not always like his views, but do respect them. I do not know what he tasted what originally rated, but the wine now is not what it was. That said, the price is a good one for those who want to try an example of a Cote Rotie, although one not on the very top of its game.