WSET Level 4 Course - WSET School; 9/6/2014-5/23/2015 (WSET School, Bermondsey): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Deep garnet colour. Nose: The nose is Clean and Developing, showing Medium intensity primary aromas of red cherry, red plum, raspberry, black plum, black/white pepper , secondary aromas of toast, smoke, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and tertiary aromas of earth, game, leather. Palate: The wine is Dry in the mouth with a Medium level of acidity. It has Medium chalky tannins and a Medium(+) Level of alcohol (13.50%). It has Medium(+) body and Medium(+) intensity primary flavours of red cherry, red plum, raspberry, black/white pepper , secondary flavours of toast, smoke, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and tertiary flavours of earth, leather, game. The finish is Medium(+). It has chalky tannins. Overall: Good complexity, good length and good concentration. All structural components in balance. Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Can Drink Now but has Potential for Ageing ; Premium priced (£34.99)
Pours a brilliant dark ruby/cranberry color. Opens up nicely after a couple hours decanted. Olive, earth, and dark coffee at first, followed by a strong iron note that muscles in and stays prominent throughout. Juicy bacon fat creeps around the edges. The fruit is strong with this one, with blackberry, black raspberry and plum keeping it on the dark side. There is a gorgeous mouthfeel that will just keep getting softer with age, with the whole package peaking in the next 5 years or so. This is a damn fine wine and an excellent display of Guigal's ability to deliver stunning quality at every level. Because, let's face it...they can't all be La-Las.
Very deep colour. Good nose. as it opened in the glass. Lovely soft, sweet fruit - complex flavours with spice evident. Superb balance and very long. Grand Union Wine Society Guigal tasting with Brett Crittenden
Nez marqué par un élevage luxueux, vanillé, fumé. Très belle fraicheur et tension dans cette Côte Rôtie. L'élevage est présent mais sans excès, le fruit est éclatant, la texture élégante, c'est un vin précis, long, qui offre beaucoup de plaisir dans cette demi-bouteille. Superbe vin, j'aimerais plus de choix de cette qualité dans les petites bouteilles disponibles au Québec. 92+ pts
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