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Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2009, Rhone blanc Wine

Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2009, Rhone blanc Wine

Origin: France - Rhone
Characteristics: I like this; a lot to say from me when it comes to Cotes du Rhone blanc. Sometimes having done this for so long can be stifling. My years, nay decades, of detesting these wines has closed my eyes to the new truth. The last three vintages of Cotes du Rhone blanc from Guigal have been increasingly fine. The 2009 has a nose of melon with a squeeze of lemon and a grind of white pepper. The flavour is soft fruits and a stoniness that I think of in wines with Grenache blanc in the blend. Wine review by LAC. August 2010.
Expert Review
By Josh Raynolds
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 11
55% viognier, 15% marsanne, 13% roussanne and the rest clairette, bourboulenc and grenache blanc. Pale yellow. Melon, nectarine and honeysuckle on the nose, with notes of anise and white pepper adding complexity. Gains sweetness with air and offers pliant honeydew and orchard fruit flavors, with a touch of spice on the back half. I like this wine's complexity and finishing sappiness. 88 points

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Bottles Per Case: 12
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