2007 Tardieu Laurent "Guy Louis" Cotes-du-Rhone

SKU #1052714

91-93 points Robert Parker: "The 2007 Cotes du Rhone Guy Louis (equal parts Syrah and Grenache) comes from multiple sectors in the southern Rhone, primarily Rasteau, Cairanne, Coudoulet, and Plan de Dieu. This wine reveals excellent ripeness along with a sexy, alluring personality, copious quantities of strawberry and cherry jam intermixed with cedar, licorice, and garrigue, a superb texture, and gorgeous flesh. Drink this dazzling wine over the next 5-6 years. This wine is a super bargain."(2/2009) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Not shy at all, this offers weight and dimension that transcends the appellation, with a muscular core of blackberry, plum and hoisin sauce notes layered over dark licorice and espresso. The long, rich finish has a buried graphite streak. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2011."(11/2009)


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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.