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145 Ratings
E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape

Wine Details

Region

RhôneFrance

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Soil type Round pebbles and red clay. Grape variety 70 % Vieux Grenache 15 % Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 5% others. Average age of vines 45 years. Winemaking Traditional winemaking with temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 3 weeks maceration in tanks. Ageing 2 years in oak foudres.

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    smell more oak less fruity a bit chalk concrete taste very refreshing like everything opened up more tannin, still not acidic, less sweet clear in color long tasting, mixture, combination a fun wine to tackle

    over 9 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1996 Vintage) Medium red. Aromas of leather, smoke, red cherry and gibier. Vinous and moderately ripe, but with sneaky vinosity and nicely delineated flavors. Notes of pepper and leather. Finishes with firm tannins and good freshness and grip. A juicy, food-friendly wine.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: (88-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 113 on Oct-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00
  • Robert Parker
    (1996 Vintage)
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 112, January/February 2004 ($40) Deep red. Roasted raspberry, strawberry, pepper, spices and exotic dried herbs on the nose. Suave and lively in the mouth, with red fruit and garrigue flavors framed by ripe acidity. Spicy and perfumed in the mouth, with enticing but restrained sweetness. Finishes very fresh and persistent, with fine-grained tannins. Delicious already.