90 Points, Wine Advocate - A wine that should be on the market by the time you read this, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone from Guigal is a smokiní value that offers classic southern Rhone notes of peppery herbs, smoked earth and almost chocolatey dark fruits. Medium plus-bodied, concentrated, with both fine tannin and bright acidity, it will deliver the good for at least 5-7 years.
Deep and dark red, shiny. Fresh fruits with red berries and spices on the nose. The palate is full, round and racy with rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.