2001 E Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 10-23-2006

Opened VERY TIGHT. This thing never revealed much of a nose. Nice mouthfeel, smooth but the fruit was tightly hidden, Some current, a little smokey, a little leather and minerals at the end. Over the course of the meal, it opened up every so slightly.....this thing was most likely in the middle of a dumb phase. Unfortunate. $56 per bottle.

- winoweenie - 10-24-2006

The Cote and Hermitage both need 10 to begin showing their stuff. Opened a 78 Guigal Cote at 25yoa and 'twere lovely. Think I posted on it around 3 ago. WW

- Thraz - 10-24-2006

I tried the 1998 a while ago, and it was still not quite ready (although very good).

That reminds me, Kcwhippet was going to try it and post on it - KC, did you ever open that bottle? I'm curious of what your impression was.

- Kcwhippet - 10-24-2006

My bad!! I was wrong, we don't have any of the 98 in the cellar. When I went to get it teh last time, it was gone. My notes say we gave one as a gift and we had the other late last year. Pretty much the way Eng described it, except ours was a lot more open, and would probably have been better if we had left it for another 2 years. Paid $38 for the 98 Brune et Blonde (at Fifth Avenue, Eng.)

- TheEngineer - 10-24-2006

5th Avenue? as in New York?..I purchased at BevMo in Berkeley. $38 would be a good price to pull a few away...

- Kcwhippet - 10-25-2006

Fifth Avenue Liquors in Framingham - near our shop (got the stuff there before our shop opened).

- TheEngineer - 10-27-2006

Ah..thanks KC! I'll take a peak.