Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015
Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Deep and dark red. Shiny. Fresh fruits with red berries and spices on the nose. Full and round the palate. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensely aromatic wine. A full wine, with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 91 points
As usual, the 2015 Cotes du Rhone features a majority of Syrah, largely sourced from the western side of the Rhône. Spicy, peppery, hickory aromas lead off, adding berries up front and then moving into darker fruit and more savory notes of black olive by the finish. This medium to full-bodied wine finishes long and silky, avoiding any of the vintage's hard tannins, while still boasting the concentration to drink well through at least 2023.
Wine Enthusiast - 90 points
Ripe but restrained, fruity yet elegant, this richly concentrated red offers luscious black cherry and berry flavors nuanced by hints of earth, smoke and spice. The palate is rich and fleshy but anchored by taut acidity and a finely edged backbone of tannins.
Jeb Dunnuck - 90 points
Leading off the reds, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône is mostly Syrah yet has a big dose of 40% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre. It’s another terrific vintage from this wine which rarely misses. Ripe black fruits, peppery herbs, and lavender notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, concentrated yet silky wine. Drink it any time over the coming decade.