Wine Spectator 89 points - Offers a roasted feel, with dark bramble, plum and tobacco notes accented by hints of pastis and apple wood, leading to a ganache- and charcoal-infused finish. Distinctive in feel, revealing a prominent yet integrated woodsy element. Drink now through 2014. 56,000 cases imported. From France. J.M. (Oct 28 2013)
Guigal's expert winemaking skills extends to their superb entry level Cotes du Rhone. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit. This vintage is built on 45% Syrah, 52% Grenache, and 3% Mourvedre.