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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 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 100, January/February 2002 ($27; bottled two weeks before my visit) Red-ruby. Aromas of pruneau, licorice and spicecake, with a suggestion of caramel. Sweet and supple; voluminous and aromatic. But less complex in the middle palate than the Gigondas. Finishes with substantial, slightly tarry tannins that seem a tad dry after the bottling.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 133 on Feb-01
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 145
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/03
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/01/2008