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WTN: 2005 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

by Ian Sutton » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:43 pm

What might on the surface appear a critical note, but I was won over by this wine delivering just that little more than the nose suggested.

2005 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (4/18/2009)
Somewhat 'cheap' nose of raspberries and caramel, but perhaps venturing towards a more interesting meatiness.

The palate however is more interesting, offering a degree of grip and a pleasant juiciness that lifts the wine above other wines with a similar flavour profile. Overall a really handy food/bistro wine that doesn't threaten any great heights, but does deliver decent value.

At about £8 this is ok value, but pretty reliable and a handy bistro wine. Worth perhaps looking for 'on offer' as £7 or even £6 would change the value equation dramatically
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Re: WTN: 2005 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône

by David M. Bueker » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:14 pm

£8? Wow, that is more than I would pay for this wine. It's still running about $10 in my neck of the woods, which is more like your £6 these days.
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