E. Guigal Gigondas 2009, Ac

Rhone Red Blend Rhone Red Blend
Rhône, France

$36.95 (331900)

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April 13, 2013
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Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Guigal’s style tends toward opulence with very good ripeness supported with generous oak. This has a great nose of...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature and slightly funky on both the nose and palate, with a notably dry and astringent texture, Guigal's Gigondas...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

One can almost always count on Guigal to produce a solid, distinctive and classy Gigondas. This incarnation is a...

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Community Reviews (5)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Lovely, elegant, medium-high to highly aromatic nose offers maturing dried dark berry, sweet cinnamon spice, floral, and wood aromas. It is medium-full to full-bodied on the palate with very good concentration and lovely savoury, sweet spice, dried dark berry, and wet earth flavours with a touch of olive on the mid-palate. It has balanced acidity, while the fine tannins have integrated very nicely, with a slight chalky texture. Well-balanced overall with earthy, savoury, and dried berry notes lingering on the long finish. Tasted Feb/2021.

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Monika  Janek
Monika Janek

Blackberry, blueberry, herbal notes, spice and those garrigue notes coming from the Grenache (although not as strong). This wine is packed with flavour. Dense is a great word to describe it. Fruit and soft tannins are integrated beautifully. E. Guigal is a reliable producer and this Gigondas is one such example.

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Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

November 2020

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Alright, but for the money I would expect more.

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Michael  Egerton
Michael Egerton

Couldn't disagree more with the respected critics on this one. Elegant nose of jammy fruits and a hint of spice, but this wine ends there. At 14.5% alcohol I found this to be suprisingly light in weight without the umph of many côte du Rhones retailing at half the price. Very dry with weak tannins and a finish that drops off almost immediately. This was the third bottle I tasted and all disappointed especially at this price point for the region.

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