Wine Advocate 87 points - Moving to the reds and looking first at the Southern Rhone releases, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone Rose is a rich, deeply colored effort that offers up ample strawberry, cherry and underbrush-styled aromas and flavors to go with a nicely textured, juicy profile on the palate. A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre, enjoy it over the coming 2-3 years. (Dec 2013)
An elegant blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre and Syrah, E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose offers an expressive nose brimming with fresh notes of raspberry, cherry and citrus fruit. The palate is firm and focused, with bright fruit notes complemented by hints of tobacco and earth. A light mineral note emerges on the intriguing finish.