E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2018 / 750 ml.

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JD9090 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 2/16/2022
I’m always amazed at the quality this estate gets in the Côtes du Rhône, especially at the quantities produced. Their 2018 Côtes Du Rhône is well worth seeking out and has a medium-bodied, round, silky style as well as textbook peppery herbs, violets, bouquet garni, and both red and black fruits. It shows the supple, charming, forward style of the vintage and is ideal for drinking over the coming 4–5 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP89+89–91 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2019
Looking more complex and complete than the 2017 at this point, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone still has a year or so of élevage ahead of it. It has a slightly herbal, briary note, dark berry fruit and hints of mocha on the full-bodied palate. Round and fleshy, it finishes smooth and velvety. (Joe Czerwinski)
RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Feb 2022
Guigal’s 2018 Cotes du Rhone is a fun, fruit-driven vintage of a wine whose normal style tends more toward “serious.” It’s medium to full-bodied but refreshingly supple, with juicy cherries and blueberries dancing on the palate. (Joe Czerwinski)
SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
Dusty-edged, with understated cherry and red currant fruit flavors lined liberally with sandalwood and balsam wood notes. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now. 45,000 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

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JD90 90 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (2/16/2022)

I’m always amazed at the quality this estate gets in the Côtes du Rhône, especially at the quantities produced. Their 2018 Côtes Du Rhône is well worth seeking out and has a medium-bodied, round, silky style as well as textbook peppery herbs, violets, bouquet garni, and both red and black fruits. It shows the supple, charming, forward style of the vintage and is ideal for drinking over the coming 4–5 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)

RP89+ 89–91 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (31st Oct 2019)

Looking more complex and complete than the 2017 at this point, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone still has a year or so of élevage ahead of it. It has a slightly herbal, briary note, dark berry fruit and hints of mocha on the full-bodied palate. Round and fleshy, it finishes smooth and velvety. (Joe Czerwinski)

RP88 88 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (10th Feb 2022)

Guigal’s 2018 Cotes du Rhone is a fun, fruit-driven vintage of a wine whose normal style tends more toward “serious.” It’s medium to full-bodied but refreshingly supple, with juicy cherries and blueberries dancing on the palate. (Joe Czerwinski)

SP87 87 pts. / Wine Spectator (Feb 28, 2022)

Dusty-edged, with understated cherry and red currant fruit flavors lined liberally with sandalwood and balsam wood notes. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now. 45,000 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

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France's picturesque Rhone Valley produces wines just as beautiful as its landscapes. Located in Southern France, the Rhone is divided into two distinct sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone. In the Northern Rhone, you'll find red wines produced predominantly with the Syrah grape, which oftentimes take a few years to mature before reaching their peak. Meanwhile, there are a wide array of red grapes used to produce wines in the Southern Rhone, including Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre (which together produce a blend known as GSM). The most famous red wine coming out of the Southern Rhone is the red blend, Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 5322
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône
Country France
Region Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Brand E. Guigal
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 90.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Syrah, Grenache
Primary Grape Shiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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E. Guigal Hermitage 2018 / 750 ml.

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 56610

SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
This has a showy side, with expressive singed vanilla, alder and mocha notes leading the way, followed by plush plum and blackberry compote flavors. The finish pulls in warm earth and iron hints, adding cut and range. Drink now through 2032. 50 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
JD9494 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 2/16/2022
Moving to the Hermitage releases, the 2018 Hermitage is terrific, and readers will love to have bottles in the cellar. From a great vintage for the Northern Rhône, it has a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, yet wonderfully elegant profile as well as complex notes of darker fruits, pepper, cured meats, and leather. It gets spicier and more nuanced with time in the glass and already offers pleasure, yet it has the structure and balance to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15+ years. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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JD93+93–95 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 12/12/2019
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Cornas Patou is head-turning stuff, with thrilling amounts of blue and black fruits, ground herbs, pepper, and beef blood aromas and flavors. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it’s a rockingly good wine. This cuvée comes from granite soils and very old vines (average of 80 years in age) and is vinified all in concrete and aged in used oak. It’s straight-up classic juice well worth seeking out and cellaring. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2022
Inky violet color. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe dark fruits, licorice and leather, with a floral nuance building into the background. Shows a bit of rustic character, but in an endearing way (at least for me), offering sweet cherry-cola, cassis and smoky-bacon flavors and a spicy touch of cracked pepper. Finishes long and smoky, with dusty tannins and the floral note repeating. (Josh Raynolds)
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SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
This pushes lots of alder, incense and singed tobacco notes to the fore, with commensurate cherry and red currant paste flavors following behind that, finishing with perfume and red tea accents. This is not shy with its oak treatment and very nicely done. Best from 2022 through 2034. 500 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
JD92+92–95 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 12/12/2019
I suspect the 2018 Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde will be up there with the top vintages of this cuvée, and it shows how strong 2018 was for Côte Rôtie. Beautiful cassis, vanilla bean, spring flowers, and subtle oak nuances give way to a full-bodied beauty that has both power and finesse. I love the tannin quality here, and while it’s going to be accessible in its youth, it’s also going to age gracefully on its purity and balance. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP91+91–93 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
A bit more concentrated and powerful than the 2016 and 2017 versions, the 2018 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde looks as if it could rival the 2015. Mixed blueberries and raspberries suffuse the nose of this full-bodied, velvety-textured beauty. Long and rich, it adds hints of espresso on the finish.
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France | Rhone | Northern Rhone | Cote Rotie

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E. Guigal Ex-Voto Ermitage 2018 / 750 ml.

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 57189

JD98+98–100 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 12/12/2019
The 2018 Ermitage Ex Voto is stunning, and comes closest in my mind to a mix of the 2015 and 2016. Showing more blue fruits, violets, chocolate, and a liquid rock-like minerality, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, massive amounts of fruit, and building tannins. While the 2017 has more upfront exuberance, I love the purity, depth, and sheer class of the 2018. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP95+95–97 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Feb 2022
Still in barrel, the 2018 Ermitage Ex Voto continues to impress. Brown sugar notes accent cherries and raspberries on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is lush and expansive, delivering waves of pleasure on the mid-palate before ending long and silky.
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JD98+98–100 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 2/16/2022
The 2018 Côte Rôtie La Turque offers meatier, more savory, mineral-driven aromatics yet has an incredible core of pure cassis and darker fruits. A straight-up massive wine, it has a stacked mid-palate, terrific freshness, and again, a purity of fruit that’s just off the chart. Despite its overall size and richness, it’s weightless and as graceful as a ballerina. It always needs more time to come around compared to the La Mouline and generally starts to drink beautifully a decade after the vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP94+94–96+? pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Feb 2022
Shut down tight on this occasion, the dark, impenetrable 2018 Cote Rotie La Turque is clearly dense and packed with potential. Cedary notes, dark, concentrated fruit, potent tannins and a long, dusty finish suggest plenty of upside for the patient.
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RP95+95–98 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
Picked later than the 2015, the 2016 Cote Rotie La Mouline shows more dark fruit in its profile — think cassis and black olives — plus licorice and peppery spice. It’s full-bodied, rich and supple, with a long finish. It may be nearly as good as the 2015, yet it’ll be drinkable close to release.
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Primary Grape: Shiraz

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E. Guigal Hermitage 2018 / 750 ml.

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 56610

SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
This has a showy side, with expressive singed vanilla, alder and mocha notes leading the way, followed by plush plum and blackberry compote flavors. The finish pulls in warm earth and iron hints, adding cut and range. Drink now through 2032. 50 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
JD9494 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 2/16/2022
Moving to the Hermitage releases, the 2018 Hermitage is terrific, and readers will love to have bottles in the cellar. From a great vintage for the Northern Rhône, it has a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, yet wonderfully elegant profile as well as complex notes of darker fruits, pepper, cured meats, and leather. It gets spicier and more nuanced with time in the glass and already offers pleasure, yet it has the structure and balance to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15+ years. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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France | Rhone | Northern Rhone | Hermitage

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Primary Grape: Shiraz

Compare at $89.99 $71.99

You save:$18.00 (20%)

SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
This pushes lots of alder, incense and singed tobacco notes to the fore, with commensurate cherry and red currant paste flavors following behind that, finishing with perfume and red tea accents. This is not shy with its oak treatment and very nicely done. Best from 2022 through 2034. 500 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
JD92+92–95 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 12/12/2019
I suspect the 2018 Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde will be up there with the top vintages of this cuvée, and it shows how strong 2018 was for Côte Rôtie. Beautiful cassis, vanilla bean, spring flowers, and subtle oak nuances give way to a full-bodied beauty that has both power and finesse. I love the tannin quality here, and while it’s going to be accessible in its youth, it’s also going to age gracefully on its purity and balance. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP91+91–93 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
A bit more concentrated and powerful than the 2016 and 2017 versions, the 2018 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde looks as if it could rival the 2015. Mixed blueberries and raspberries suffuse the nose of this full-bodied, velvety-textured beauty. Long and rich, it adds hints of espresso on the finish.
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France | Rhone | Northern Rhone | Cote Rotie

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Primary Grape: Shiraz

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RP95+95+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
Hints of toasted marshmallow appear on the nose of Guigal’s 2016 Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc, but they’re just grace notes accenting deep flavors of ripe peaches and melon. Full-bodied, silky and rich, yet with a deep core of reserved power, this looks to be capable of aging 25 years or so.
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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2021
This is packed with dark fig, blackberry and black cherry compote flavors, all wrapped in apple wood and bacony toast before ending with a swath of warm earth on the finish. Rock-solid, with range and depth for the cellar. Best from 2022 through 2035. 600 cases made, 100 cases imported.
RP94+94–97 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
Featuring pronounced violet aromas and spice-riddled red berries on the nose, the full-bodied 2018 Saint-Joseph Vignes de l’Hospice is eerily reminiscent of the 2015. It’s full-bodied, plush and velvety, yet it retains great detail and complexity, finishing long and elegant.
JD93+93–95 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 12/12/2019
Cut from the same cloth yet more rounded, supple, and sexy, the 2018 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospices is another Hermitage look-alike with its burning embers, graphite, crushed flowers, and meaty dark fruits. I love its texture, it’s full-bodied and concentrated, and it will be drinkable at an earlier age than the 2017. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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JD9090 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 12/15/2022
The base Côtes Du Rhône from Guigal has to be one of the greatest wines at the price point and volume produced. The 2021 Côtes Du Rhône Blanc offers lots of Viognier character in its apricot, flowers, ripe citrus, and dried herb-like aromatics. Medium-bodied on the palate, it’s fresh, focused, and one heck of a high-quality white to enjoy over the coming year or three. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2023
Floral and bright, with ripe cantaloupe, honeysuckle and nectarine flavors that are succulent and generous. Reveals chamomile and salted almond notes that add intrigue on the tasty finish. Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc. Drink now. 40,000 cases made, 10,000 cases imported. (Kristen Bieler)
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E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2019 / 750 ml.

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 35661

JD9191 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 2/16/2022
The 2019 Crozes-Hermitage is a spicy, complex, incredibly satisfying Crozes with textbook darker berry fruits as well as notes of peppery herbs, violets, and loamy earth. The tannins are nicely integrated and perfectly ripe, and it’s going to evolve gracefully for a decade. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Feb 2022
The only one of the 2019 reds to have been bottled at the time of my visit, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage is a super effort, and it should represent a terrific value (the 2018 sells for about $30). Hints of violets accent blueberries and cassis on the nose in this full-bodied, concentrated offering. Rich, velvety and a bit tannic, it’s an impressive négoce bottling. (Joe Czerwinski)
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
A perfumed style, with silky-edged red currant and Damson notes flecked with sandalwood, white pepper and sanguine hints that then linger prettily on the dusty finish. Drink now through 2025. 2,500 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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VN9797 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020
Inky magenta. Candied cherry, blackcurrant, exotic spices, violet oil and a hint of olive on the powerfully scented nose. Velvety, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering palate-staining, mineral-laced black/blue fruit preserve, floral pastille, smoky bacon and spicecake flavors that open up steadily on the back half. Displays sharp delineation and a resonating floral note on a strikingly long finish that’s framed by plush, rounded tannins.
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JD98+98–100 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 2/16/2022
The 2018 Côte Rôtie La Turque offers meatier, more savory, mineral-driven aromatics yet has an incredible core of pure cassis and darker fruits. A straight-up massive wine, it has a stacked mid-palate, terrific freshness, and again, a purity of fruit that’s just off the chart. Despite its overall size and richness, it’s weightless and as graceful as a ballerina. It always needs more time to come around compared to the La Mouline and generally starts to drink beautifully a decade after the vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)
RP94+94–96+? pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Feb 2022
Shut down tight on this occasion, the dark, impenetrable 2018 Cote Rotie La Turque is clearly dense and packed with potential. Cedary notes, dark, concentrated fruit, potent tannins and a long, dusty finish suggest plenty of upside for the patient.
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RP95+95–98 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
The 2016 Cote Rotie La Landonne is showing a bit more grip than last time I tasted it, with hints of green coffee bean on the nose alongside ripe black cherries and a heap of dried spices. Medium to full-bodied, with ample concentration and plenty of tannin, it should prove to be the longest-lived of Guigal’s 2016s.
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