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    Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2003
    Syrah/Shiraz - Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

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    • RP93
    • ST92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Cote Rotie, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 94852

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Dark ruby red. Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas. Round soft tannins. Aromas of rasberry, blackberry and vanilla. Balance between scarcely perceptible acidity and tannins which add ageing potential and softened by long ageing in oak.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2003 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is probably the finest cuvee of regular Cote Rotie that Guigal has produced since 1999 or 1991. Stunningly rich, it offers a beautiful, sweet nose of cassis, mocha, espresso, bacon fat, black olives, and underbrush. Some smoked meat notes also make an appearance in this rich, lush, opulent wine. This is a beauty.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Still tight, but this has a solid core of muscular fig paste, currant, tobacco, black olive and iron notes, followed by a long, well-structured finish. Shows the heat of the vintage, but isn't roasted. Best from 2008 through 2015. 12,000 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Deep, inky ruby. Powerful, superripe aromas of kirsch, blackcurrant and chocolate, complemented by exotic spices and licorice. Rich, creamy and dense, with sweet red and dark fruit flavors framed by chewy tannins. The sweetness builds on the finish, which features a late-arriving note of floral pastille.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    rossaroni (7/21/2012)
    Very disappointing considering what it is. We love Guigal, and relished the chance to get a few bottles of the Brune and Blonde. Having grown up with Parker in DC in the mid-70's, I do not always like his views, but do respect them. I do not know what he tasted what originally rated, but the wine now is not what it was. That said, the price is a good one for those who want to try an example of a Cote Rotie, although one not on the very top of its game.
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    GalvezGuy (9/28/2010)
    Nose of bacon, licorice, black olive, black berry, lavendar, smoked meats. On the palate black cherry, fig, blueberry, cranberry, gamey meat (like venison). Good transistion to a long finish with sweet but very present tannins. Great mouthfeel.
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