Tardieu Laurent Guy Louis Cotes-du-Rhone 2007
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.
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