Guigal, Côtes du Rhône (Rhône Valley, France) 2012

($16, Vintus): If there is a more enjoyable red wine at this price, I’d like to know about it.  Guigal’s Côtes du Rhône is always an excellent value and the 2012 is no exception.  It’s riper and a touch fruitier than the racier 2013, which is also on the market.  Which to choose?  Frankly, I’d stock up with both the 2013 and the 2012 if you can find them both.  Although ready to drink, my experience with these wines is that they evolve and are even better after a few years of bottle age, so there’s no rush.  Guigal’s 2012 Côtes du Rhône is the perfect wine for burgers or grilled meat at your end of summer BBQ.
90 Michael Apstein Aug 22, 2017