Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

$63.99
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Item No. 97621
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP92
  • ST92
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WE94
  • RP92
  • 1997
  • ST89
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark ruby red. Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas. Round soft tannins. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla. Balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde reveals fabulous aromas of frying lard, raspberries, black cherries, and cassis. Tannic, massive, and concentrated, it requires 4-5 years of cellaring, and should last for 15+."
92 Points

"Bright red. Intensely perfumed, sexy bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry, kirsch, Asian spices and potpourri. Suave, silky red berry flavors display liqueur-like depth and are nicely framed by fine-grained tannins. A sneaky note of licorice builds and carries through the long, sweet finish of this precise wine."
92 Points

"This is dense, with the grip of the vintage, but also admirable pol­ish, which allows the lush raspberry, blackberry and spice notes to glide over the cocoa and mineral underpinning, followed by a long, inviting finish. Drink now through 2019."
91 Points

Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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Learn About Cote Rotie

(cote roh-TEE) The Rhone appellation furthest north, the translation of Cote Rotie is roasted slope, named after the region's very steep, south facing slopes that have ideal exposure to the sun. There are two main slopes, Cote Brunes & Cote Blondes. They are just as they sound, with the darker Brunes soils consisting of rich clay and iron, producing firm and robust wine. The...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Winemaker's Notes The 1998 vintage of this wine was ranked #10 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2001 ...
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