|Wine Avocate Robert Parker
Classic in style, the 2007 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde exhibits loads of garrigue, lavender, exotic pepper and potpourri-like aromas and flavors to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced and nicely textured profile on the palate. I like it now as well, but it will continue to drink beautifully through 2022.
One of the reference point estates for top quality wines in the world today, the family run Guigal operation was created in 1946 by Etienne Guigal. Today, Etienne’s son, Marcel, and his son Philippe, are firmly in control here, and are without a doubt producing some of the most singular, sought after wines in the world. Due to the size of this tasting, I’ll keep my comments short, but the incredible quality coming from this operation is astounding, and a tasting here is always one of the highlights of any trip through the region. Furthermore, while a lot is said about the extended oak aging regime here, I don’t know anyone who tastes mature examples of these wines on a regular basis that still has any doubts about the genius going on here. In short, these single vineyard (and their blends as well) Cote Roties are some of the greatest wines money can buy.