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2003 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde Syrah
1/14/2017 - David Meddings wrote:
93 points
Decanted 2 hours. Dark garnet with some bricking at rim. Bouquet is fading as I got to make a tasting note on this 3 days after opening but picking up some garrigue and eucalyptus. Poised on entry showing fine balance and supple, very fine tannins supporting a cherry dominated mid-palate. Acidity is surprisingly present here, given the vintage, and is a big part of what makes the long final so enjoyable.

14 years old and showing alot of class and freshness. Lovely.
  • Bacchus NYC commented:

    5/1/17, 6:18 PM - Similarly pleasurable here. It's taken a good 90 minutes for the engines to have enough thrust for liftoff. More delicate and finessed than other côte-rotie experiences with cherry and light eucalyptus. No olive or bacon fat.

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