Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, Guigal 2016
With a label you can spot at twenty paces, Guigal's Côtes-du-Rhône is a benchmark in a region long known for its reliably warm-hearted reds that are just perfect for this time of year, but this wine deserves a place on your favourites list all year round.
I worked with the Guigals for a time and will never forget their generosity. There are few cellars where even trade buyers get to taste so extensively in the cellar. And few such big names who pour their wines so freely at tastings, to opinion formers and shop staff alike.
Quite simply, this is one of the best-value, most reliably delicious wines of the Rhône, a pleasure for yourself but a safe, well-pitched gift too (and they have an excellent international distribution network so you can often find it when you are away on holiday).
We currently have it in bottles, as well as in the two perfect treat sizes: halves (to drink now), and magnums (to have or to hold).
Buy now for £5.50 per half bottle
Buy now for £22 per magnum
…and serve with absolute confidence.
Joanna Locke MW