E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde 2019 (93-95 JD) (93-95)
“Leading off the Côte Rôties, readers should plan on a case purchase of the 2019 Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde, as it looks to be an incredible wine. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated, it’s a classic Côte Rôtie with its silky tannins and round, layered, elegant style. Giving up plenty of blackberry and black raspberry fruit as well as hints of espresso, violets, and spicy wood, it should hit the ground running and drink spectacularly well for 10-15 years.” J.D 2/22
Guigal is synonymous with the Côte-Rôtie area, for bringing this great wine region to prominence, and for owning three times as much land as next largest land-owner, vinifying 1/3 of the total appellation, and unquestionably holding the finest sites in this tiny, special area. The incredible Syrah from this area, co-fermented with a touch of Viognier, has tremendously balanced concentration, depth and finesse.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.