| 2001 Guigal Cotes du Rhone|
Cotes du Rhone, France
WB Rating: 86
Alcohol by volume: 13.0%
Price at time of purchase: $8.99 (K&L)
Principal varietal(s): Southern Rhone blend
May be my favorite Guigal CDR yet, though this is a very consistent wine year to year. It definitely improved with airing, so this wine has a few years of good drinkability left. Medium-bodied and chewy in the mouth, with Dry-Creek-like earthiness accompanying the plum, dark currant, and cherry flavors. Also has a major component of cracked black pepper. Round, nice finish, excellent buy. - HK 2005-01-02
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