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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $43.83 $43.94
Rated 94 - From one of the great vintages for the region going back decades, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape boasts a...
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Red
(375ml)
Bottle: $29.94
Rated 92-94 - Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is cut from the same cloth as the 2016 yet has a...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $44.94 $47.94
Rated 92-94 - Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is cut from the same cloth as the 2016 yet has a...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $51.94
12 bottles: $50.90
Rated 93 - Last of the whites, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a riper, sexier wine from the south that has...
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90
White
(375ml)
Bottle: $32.94
Rated 94 - Limpid yellow. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented pear, white peach and Meyer lemon scents are accompanied...
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93
Rapid Ship
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $60.94
Rated 94 - Limpid yellow. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented pear, white peach and Meyer lemon scents are accompanied...
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94
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93
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Rapid Ship
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $52.94 $57.54
Rated 95 - The base Condrieu from Guigal always delivers and the 2019 Condrieu is stunning stuff, giving up a...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $65.92 $65.94
Rated 93 - Rated 93+ Rocking level of kirsch and black raspberry fruits that are interwoven with nuances of flowers,...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $75.94 $76.74
Rated 92-95 - I suspect the 2018 Côte Rôtie Brune Et Blonde will be up there with the top vintages of this cuvée,...
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Red
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $226.94 $236.94
Rated 95 - Extremely dark ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented cherry and dark fruit preserve, exotic spice, licorice and...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $129.83
Rated 96 - Moving to the top Côte Rôties, the 2016 Côte Rôtie Chateau D'Ampuis comes from a blend of top sites (7...
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Red
(1.5Ltr)
Bottle: $232.47 $232.54
3 bottles: $229.61
Rated 96-99 - I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis. It’s a ripe, expressive barrel sample overflowing...
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99
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95
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Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $109.83 $112.74
Rated 96-99 - I loved the 2017 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis. It’s a ripe, expressive barrel sample overflowing...
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White
(375ml)
Bottle: $7.72
Rated 90 - Always a winner, especially when you consider the volume produced, the 2019 Côtes du Rhône Blanc reveals...
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90
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $12.93 $14.34
Rated 90 - Always a winner, especially when you consider the volume produced, the 2019 Côtes du Rhône Blanc reveals...
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90
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Rose
(750ml)
Bottle: $12.93 $14.34
Fresh with an expressive nose of red fruits and citrus. Notes of raspberry and redcurrant. Fruity, fine and round....
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Red
(375ml)
Bottle: $8.31
Rated 91 - The Guigals predict volumes of only 3.5 million bottles for the 2017 Cotes du Rhone, as good wine was...
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91
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90
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Rapid Ship
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $12.82 $13.94
Rated 91 - The Guigals predict volumes of only 3.5 million bottles for the 2017 Cotes du Rhone, as good wine was...
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91
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90
Sale
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $26.93 $27.94
12 bottles: $26.54
Rated 90-92 - Tasted against the 2016 and 2017, Guigal's 2018 Crozes Hermitage reveals another level of ripeness and...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $27.94
12 bottles: $27.38
Rated 90 - Fresh peach, tangerine, buttered citrus and floral notes all emerge from the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Blanc,...
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The story behind E. Guigal winery is a long and fascinating one, which takes in much of the modern history of the Rhone Valley. This special part of France has always been associated with some of the country’s finest wines, and this in part is due to wineries such as E. Guigal. The story begins in the 1930s, when young Etienne Guigal was sent off by his family to work in the mines, but fearing for his safety, he instead chose to pick apricots in Ampuis, and felt far more comfortable in the fields than he ever did underground. At the age of 14, his older brother secured him work in Vidal Fleury - the most prominent and famous of Rhone wineries at the time - and he quickly developed a passion for viticulture that saw him rise through the ranks over the course of fifteen years. By 1946, he was ready to set up his own winery, determined to maintain the reputation of the Rhone Valley which had slipped during the wartime years.

The winery was passed to Etienne’s son, Marcel, who took E. Guigal from strength to strength, bringing attention back to the beautiful sub-region of Cotes-Rotie, a historic wine region which had been a centre of oenology for two and a half thousand years before falling out of favor in the early twentieth century. Marcel passed the torch to his own son, Phillipe, who continues to work as head vintner and oenologist at E. Guigal to this day.

This particular winery is one which is dedicated to the utmost in excellence, and uses the skills and knowledge gained over three hard-working generations to produce wines which are the very essence of the best Rhone appellations. Part of this dedication to perfection is due to the fact that E. Guigal is extremely particular about which vineyards are purchased - they have a determination to only use land which is capable of producing the finest wines worthy of their name. With viticultural methods that favor long term excellence over short term results, steeply sloping vineyards which reveal low-yielding, highly expressive grapes and traditional techniques, E. Guigal is rightly recognized as one of the finest wineries the Rhone Valley has ever seen.