E. Guigal, Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde 1978

Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et BlondeThirty-five years on tasting.

Limpid garnet robe, faded rim.  Unfolds intracately, an apex of Côte-Rôtie fragrance: mulberry, wilted violet, pungent game and smoky garrigue.  Vigorous and expressive.  Of medium body.  Good succulence and firm grip.  A touch of rusticity but far from rude; this has been pounded out over thirty-five years into something more tapered.  Schist and mica finish; more Côte Blonde than Côte Brune at the end.  Scrupulous, traditional Côte-Rôtie.  Now – 2018.

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