2005 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
A meaty, masculine and structured effort, the 2005 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a serious wine that still needs another 2-4 years or bottle age to hit full maturity. Tar, asphalt, crushed rock and gunpowder are just some... A meaty, masculine and structured effort, the 2005 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is a serious wine that still needs another 2-4 years or bottle age to hit full maturity. Tar, asphalt, crushed rock and gunpowder are just some of the nuances here, and it’s medium to full-bodied, concentrated and tannic on the palate, with brilliant mid-palate density. It’s impressive and will have two decades of overall longevity when all is said and done. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2009
Bright red. Intensely perfumed sexy bouquet of wild strawberry raspberry kirsch Asian spices and potpourri. Suave silky red berry flavors display liqueur-like depth and are nicely framed by fine-grained tannins. A sneaky... Bright red. Intensely perfumed sexy bouquet of wild strawberry raspberry kirsch Asian spices and potpourri. Suave silky red berry flavors display liqueur-like depth and are nicely framed by fine-grained tannins. A sneaky note of licorice builds and carries through the long sweet finish of this precise wine. There are 270000 bottles of this.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2009
This is dense with the grip of the vintage but also admirable polish which allows the lush raspberry blackberry and spice notes to glide over the cocoa and mineral underpinning followed by a long inviting finish. Drink... This is dense with the grip of the vintage but also admirable polish which allows the lush raspberry blackberry and spice notes to glide over the cocoa and mineral underpinning followed by a long inviting finish. Drink now through 2019. 21250 cases made. -JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cote Rotie
Vintage 2005

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.