E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2014
Yellow gold, clear and brilliant in the glass. The nose is fresh marked by the distinctive aromas of Viognier; white flowers, apricot, acacia and white peach. On the palate, fruity with plenty of richness and body. Overall this is a well-rounded wine with elegance, strength and balance.
|Region||France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone|
Vinous: Light, bright yellow. Dried pear, Meyer lemon, white flowers and beeswax on the seductively perfumed nose. Dry and precise, showing impressive mineral lift to the orchard and citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors. A deeper peach note emerges as the wine opens up and carries through a very long, penetrating finish.
Wine EnthusiastGuigal is one of those firms that seems to handle whites, reds and rosés with equal aplomb. This white has a fair dose of Viognier, which gives it a floral, apricotty nose, a rich, creamy palate and a spicy, gingery finish. Drink now.Editors' Choice
Wine AdvocateAnother rock solid vintage for this cuvee, the 2014 Cotes du Rhone Blanc (65% Viognier) offers terrific clarity and purity in its tangerine, citrus and orange blossom, in a clean, crisp, elegant package.
Wine SpectatorBright, with piercing green almond and makrut lime notes cruising along, presenting a hint of citrus oil on the finish. Drink now. 7,000 cases imported.