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Easy drinking quality Rhône wine for under $20
Description: Bright medium ruby in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features cedar, black cherry, blackberry, plum, white & black peppers, black olives, licorice, shitake mushrooms and smoked earth. Medium body with mild tannins, good acidity and a long length
Interesting Points: E. Guigal consistently produces excellent wines from entry level to high end.
Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with steak sandwich from Vincentina Meats .
Tasted: 12 Aug 2014
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
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Floral on the nose with hints of cigar box, basil and mineral notes. Bright acid, cherry, bell pepper, clove and black pepper. Medium tannin and a warm, med to long finish.
A shame that the price of this wine has risen to $19 in recent years (though I picked it up for $2 off), but I grudgingly admit that it is worth the price. This is indeed a very fine and authentic CdR, with lovely ripeness, black pepper, and herbs so prevalent in good CdR. Balance and length of finish are very good. And 3.5 million bottles produced annually. Amazing how they can maintain such high quailty with such a large production. A must purchase by any fan of south Rhione wines. Tasted May 2015.