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2011 E Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge

2011 E Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge

2011 E Guigal Cotes du Rhone RougeI had to check my notes on this wine to make sure I got the price right.  I paid only $11.99, and for that price this is a seriously good buy.  Granted I have an affinity for Rhone wines, but this is a bottle that I’m going to stock up on in a big way.  Perfect on its own, or with almost any cuisine.  We enjoyed it with a beef and vegetable stew and it was perfect.

The wine is comprised of 60% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.  Red fruit and a little spice on the nose, opens into a beautiful wine on the palate, tannins are soft and juicy, the flavor profile leads into a nice dry peppery Rhone finish that sticks pretty hard.  If you’ve never tried a Cotes du Rhone wine before, this is your perfect entry point.  Just let it breathe for a short time before you consume.

I’m definitely going to buy more.  If you know of any other $12 bottles that can compete with this one, please let us know.  This wine will go on the Top Picks list for sure. Rating: 89 Points

Costco item number: 35853

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA