Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rose 2009
Bright pink. Raspberry and blood orange on the nose, with notes of white pepper and fresh bay adding complexity. Spicy red fruit flavors show a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up sweetness with air. Finishes firm and with good, tangy cut, echoing the blood orange note.
Guigal’s roses are also very strong efforts, but they tend to disappear from retailers’ shelves as quickly as they are released. The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Rose reveals lots of framboise in its elegant, medium-bodied, surprisingly flavorful personality.