Red

2010 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Côte-Rôtie

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Community Tasting Note

  • gravedee wrote:

    July 18, 2015 - I don't drink many Cote-Rotie wines and this is the first one of any quality that I can remember. I was somewhat disappointed by this -- I guess I had my hopes set too high. I don't know how much viognier is in this - but I have to assume a lot because the acidity was way too high for my taste. I can appreciate the quality and complexity but either it's the style that I'm not liking, or this is too highly wound and not ready to drink. Either way, I won't be going back.

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5 Comments

  • Gurto commented:

    8/16/15, 3:22 PM - Just so you know, blending in Viognier doesn't make the acidity higher. In fact, Viognier is considered a low acidity grape. Syrah has a lot more acidity.

  • gravedee commented:

    8/16/15, 3:31 PM - Interesting - I don't usually associate Syrah with tartness / acidity, but perhaps that's a distinguishing characteristic of Côte-Rôtie. We don't see too many tart Syrahs in California, especially over the past few years.

  • Gurto commented:

    8/17/15, 12:09 AM - Depends on climate and winemaking techniques I guess.

  • biggie commented:

    8/17/15, 9:08 AM - I wouldn't go near this wine for at least another 5 years - think you got to it far too early

  • Vinomane commented:

    10/4/15, 10:02 AM - Definitely drunk too young. Needs another 5-15 years to develop its finished profile.

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