Guigal 2015 Cotes du Rhone Offer
I have almost unlimited admiration for the Guigals and their ability to produce millions of bottles of inexpensive Cotes du Rhones that are among the finest of the entire Rhone Valley… ROBERT PARKER
2015, Guigal describes it as “a monument” that has few peers in recent times. “It needs to be spoken of in the same terms as 1978, 1985 and 1991, for sure,” he said, adding that he thinks the wines are destined to live an extremely long time without ever seriously closing down “because the harmony of fruit and tannins is perfect. It really has everything.” JOSH RAYNOLDS, Vinous Media
There is no way to pump Guigal’s Cotes do Rhone enough. This is one of the best value wines on the planet and perfect BBQ drinking. The 2015 is a superstar from a now legendary vintage that over-delivers with plenty of bright and energetic fruit that has the inner stuffing which will reward those who pull the cork and drink now and those with patience to cellar it for a few years.
Philippe Guigal is insistent this is the most important wine they produce. He argues this wine (bottling) is their cheapest and most accessible and speaks loudly about Guigals dedication to making great wines at various levels and price points. It is often the wine that people are introduced to from the Guigal’s impressive stable.
The reason the Cotes du Rhone has consistently over-delivered for three decades comes down to the decision by Marcel Guigal in the 1970s to pay double the finder’s fee to the negociants sourcing Cotes du Rhone if they provided higher quality produce. This, combined with the elevage in old oak foudre produces a wine which is sumptuous, generous and with a level of class rarely seen at this price point.
This is one to buy up in bulk and always have on hand to drink.