Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2007

I am tasting a lot of wines "blind" lately as part of preparing for the WSET diploma exams; this Guigal wine was one of them. Usually I find Guigal wines have a little more stuffing than this 2007 Cotes du Rhone. That said, in fairness, the wine did present very typically for its appellation. Purple in colour, there was a light aroma of plum skins, cherries and herbs. On the palate, medium acidity and tannins, prickily alcohol (which resolved with aeration), shortish length and thyme. Balance was achieved with time in the glass - I didn't much like it initially. Overall, nice but lacking x factor. 82 points.

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $20s
Cotes du Rhone
September 7, 2011

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