This shows fresh fruit, intensely concentrated due to the very low yields of the old vines. An extraordinary wine, it is bound to surprise.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
"Opulent, with a warm ganache note introducing layers of blackberry preserve, steeped black currant and roasted fig. The finish unfurls with velvety tannins and a long echo of espresso and graphite."
"My favorite Cotes du Rhone is the 2010 Guy Louis, a blend of 60% Grenache (from Rasteau, Cairanne and the Plan de Dieu) and 40% Syrah. This opaque blue/purple-colored, medium to full-bodied offering displays a stunning nose of forest floor, camphor, barbeque spices, licorice and blue, red and black fruits. This loaded cuvee may ultimately eclipse the sumptuous 2009.
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque purple. Aromas of black raspberry, woodsmoke, olive and spices, with a subtle floral quality in the background. Juicy and sharply focused, with impressive depth to its sappy red and dark berry flavors. Shows very good energy and clarity on the spicy, gently sweet and persistent finish."
International Wine Cellar