E. Guigal Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde de Guigal
2003 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
93 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: April, 2007
The 2003 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde is probably the finest cuvée of regular Cote Rotie that Guigal has produced since 1999 or 1991. Stunningly rich, it offers a beautiful, sweet nose of cassis, mocha, espresso, bacon fat, black olives, and underbrush. Some smoked meat notes also make an appearance in this rich, lush, opulent wine. This is a beauty.
92 pts. Wine Spectator: May 15, 2007
Still tight, but this has a solid core of muscular fig paste, currant, tobacco, black olive and iron notes, followed by a long, well-structured finish. Shows the heat of the vintage, but isn’t roasted. Best from 2008 through 2015.
90–93 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: February, 2006
I tasted through the component parts of the 2003 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde, and it is a beautiful wine. Offering scents of bacon fat, olive-tinged black currant and cherry fruit, smoke, and earth as well as a concentrated, silky texture, it should drink well for a decade.