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Day August 22, 2004

1994 Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde

Coming down to the last of my 1994 Guigal mid-priced Cote Rotie and Hermitage. Bought pretty cheaply at release, these were good wine values. The 1994 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde has been very nice over the last couple of years, but I think it’s time to drink up. Still deep red, there’s a hint of orange and the nose was muted on this bottle. I’ll try the Hermitage next week and see if I think that’s generally true over the mid-priced bottlings. The Cote Rotie has a meaty spicy aroma, but still a bright citrusy high-toned note and some floral hints (usually from the small amount of Viognier in CR’s).