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2005 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc
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Tepid flavors
by A102102
This white has low acidity and a non disntinctive flavor profile even though it consists of several whites. It reminded me a wine that had been opened and left on counter for a day and half. Yes, you can still drink it, but why bother? Dissappointing wine that I'd never purchase again. With crisp and delicious NZ sav blancs that are cheap and plentiful, Guigal better look into whether this can be used for biofuel b/c no one is gonna drink it, at least not twice.


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About the Cotes du Rhone

The entire Rhone Valley is frequently referred to as the Cotes du Rhone, but this is also the name of the generic appellation that covers more than 100 communes in the region north of Avignon. The primary varieties cultivated here are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Wines simply labeled Cotes du Rhone may rank at the bottom of the hierarchy...

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Marsanne, the most widely planted white grape of the northern Rhone Valley, has a long history-- not in single varietal bottlings, but rather as a blending grape. In Hermitage, Marsanne is blended with Roussane to produce the white wine of the appellation; in our opinion, white Hermitage is one of the most overlooked great wines of the world. Incidentally, along with Roussane, up to...
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