Wine Advocate 87 points - Moving to the reds and looking first at the Southern Rhone releases, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone Rose is a rich, deeply colored effort that offers up ample strawberry, cherry and underbrush-styled aromas and flavors to go with a nicely textured, juicy profile on the palate. A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre, enjoy it over the coming 2-3 years. (Dec 2013)
The wine is drawn off the skins after a brief maceration and long temperature controlled fermentation producing a wine that had a clear, brilliant and fresh color with fresh aromas that are an expressive of red fruits and citrus with notes of raspberry and redcurrant. On the palate the wine is fruity (similar to the nose), fine and round. A well-balanced and elegant wine. Serve with sarters, Grilled fish, white meat, poultry. This seductive wine has already won many blind tasting facing worldwide recognised and established roses. This wine is amongst the best examples of the Guigal quality range.