2001 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 92
  • IWC 91
  • WA 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2003
Delicious. Smooth and packed with sweet fruit; elegant and racy delivering layers of rose petals mocha raspberries black currants smoke and mineral. Full-bodied the finish seduces with its balance. Tempting now but will... Delicious. Smooth and packed with sweet fruit; elegant and racy delivering layers of rose petals mocha raspberries black currants smoke and mineral. Full-bodied the finish seduces with its balance. Tempting now but will improve with age. Drink now through 2015. 20830 cases made. –PM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2005
($70; from the second bottling in May of 2004) Deep red-ruby. Roasted raspberry and pepper on the nose; fruitier than the Hermitage. Elegantly styled and fruity with sweet flavors of redcurrant raspberry bacon fat... ($70; from the second bottling in May of 2004) Deep red-ruby. Roasted raspberry and pepper on the nose; fruitier than the Hermitage. Elegantly styled and fruity with sweet flavors of redcurrant raspberry bacon fat licorice leather and woodsmoke. Showing nicely today but this also has the backbone to develop over the next decade or so. Finishes long and juicy with tannins perfectly supported by the wine's mid-palate material.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
An outstanding wine that has a classic feel, the 2001 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is medium-bodied, clean and classy on the palate, with ample sweet cherry and currant-styled fruits, spice box, dried flowers and hints of... An outstanding wine that has a classic feel, the 2001 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is medium-bodied, clean and classy on the palate, with ample sweet cherry and currant-styled fruits, spice box, dried flowers and hints of bacon fat and olive. Showing the vintage nicely, with juicy acidity and a fresh, lively feel, it too should be consumed over the coming 3 to 5 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2001

Winery

Guigal

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.