E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape
(WA89) More soft, supple and sexy, with exotic spice, kirsch, dried flowers and cured meat-like nuances, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is medium-bodied, seamless and delicious.
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