The Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2017 vintage is a deep, dark red in colour with a gorgeous shiny quality. On the nose there are fresh fruits with red berries and spices. The palate is full, round and lacy with smooth and rounded tannins. It is a rich, full-bodied offering that is intensely aromatic. Expect a full wine with a long finish, plenty of elegance and finesse, and well balanced tannins and fruit.
"Not yet bottled, the 2017 Côtes du Rhône is cut from the same cloth as the 2016 yet has a touch more exuberance and sunny character. Kirsch, peppery herbs, and earthy notes emerge from this medium to full-bodied, sweetly fruited effort that’s already a joy to drink. 90-92 Points" - Jeb Dunnuck
"The Guigals predict volumes of only 3.5 million bottles for the 2017 Cotes du Rhone, as good wine was harder to source than in 2016. It's still bright and primary, with cherry fruit seeming a bit one-dimensional at this stage, although there's a welcome hint of almond paste on the crisp finish. 89-91 Points." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Baked apple, cardamom and smoke introduce this fullbodied, lusciously waxen white. It’s a rippling, textural wine that finishes on an elegantly salty tang. Enjoy Now–2023. 90 Points" - Wine Enthusiast
"Saturated ruby. Ripe black raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of cracked pepper, allspice and pungent flowers. Supple, appealingly sweet red and blue fruit preserve flavors gain energy with air, and a bright mineral element adds back-end lift. Supple tannins add shape to a persistent, floral-accented finish, which leaves cherry and spice notes behind. 90 Points." Josh Raynolds VinousSku: LQ06059