1999 Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde E Guigal

Colour
Red
Producer
E Guigal
Region
Côte Rôtie, Rhone & Southern France
Grape
Syrah
Drinking
2006-2019
Case Size
12x75cl
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1999 Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde E Guigal
Colour
Red
Producer
E Guigal
Region
Côte Rôtie, Rhone & Southern France
Grape
Syrah
Drinking
2006-2019
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£490.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Wine Spectator, Score: 90

Shows a juicy core of macerated red and black cherry fruit woven with mesquite, aged tobacco and bittersweet cocoa. Has a tarry edge on the finish that steadily softens as this airs.--1999 Côte-Rôtie non-blind retrospective.

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Region

Côte Rôtie, Rhone & Southern France

Only a red wine appellation, Côte Rôtie is the most northern of all Rhône appellations and is produced mostly from Syrah, although Viognier may contribute up to 20% of the blend. Its terroir is divided into two categories. Côte Brune's soil is comprised of iron-entrenched granite giving thesoil a rich red-brown colour. As a result, it creates wine of notable power and concentration that usually needs time in the cellar to soften and develop. Heading south down the slope towards Condrieu, one encounters Côte Blonde, an area comprised of decomposed schist and mica that is lighter in colour and tends to produce elegantly styled wine for earlier consumption (most of the area's Viognier is grown here). Many traditional producers of Côte Rôtie feel that their best wines are a blend of the two.

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