E. Guigal Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
The component parts of the 2003 Hermitage all merited between 91 and 94 points. Primarily from Le Meal, Les Bessards, and Murets, with a small amount from Dionnieres, this inky/purple-colored 2003 represents a liqueur of black currants intermixed with notions of smoke, licorice, pepper, and spice. This viscous-textured red exhibits superb purity and enormous body. Winemaking Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 3 weeks maceration in vats Maturation 24 months in oak barrels.
Thick, dark deep red fruit sensations with a nice spicy finish. Tasted at the New York Wine Experience
Aroma of some tar and and dar fruit. This wine starts with a spash of rasperry which intesifies upon the finish Excellent balance of sweetnes, acidity, and very subtle tanins.
An interesting French wine... a serious wine with ageing potential... well balanced but still not fully open... 95/100
Very nice texture of Viognier blended with black fruits, meaty quality of Syrah. I tried an Australian version of Cote Rotie; no competition there. Great balance of acidity, tannins and flavors. Drinks very well now, but I believe an extra time could add this one more special notes,,
Nice wine. The blend of Vionger & Syrah makes for a well balanced wine. The nose is perfumed from the Vionger with a flora component and candy. The fruit is on point. Cherries and dark fruit are clear and clean. The texture is nice and velvety. Great full body. Requires some decanting.
Excellent wine, worth the price!
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Big, black fruit aromas on this serious, intense and concentrated wine, which is a blend from different Hermitage vineyards. It shows acidity and firm structure, with some leathery character. Age for 10 years at least.
A perfect wine according to Robert Parker who scored the 2003 La Mouline 100 pts. The rarest of the rare this single vineyard Cote Rotie from Guigal is one of the most collectible wines in the world. We only received one bottle to sell. Incredibly powerful concentrated and layered it typically take 10 years of cellaring before it starts to reveal all of its true complexities. The La Mouline vineyard is a mere 3.5 acres.
Ultrarich and ultrathick. A full-bodied, stunningly sweet-tasting Northern Rhocirc;ne, it delivers a ripe mouthfeel and plenty of fruit, mineral and toasty, smoky character. Long, balanced finish. Great Hermitage red from Guigal. Drink now through 2012.
This is a plump, soft, inviting wine. It opens with a bit of gently toasted oatmeal and citrus, then expands on the palate to reveal smoke and lemon custard flavors. Consume this over the next couple of years for its luscious forwardness, or cellar it, as it should be fine in 2010 or so.
The component parts of the 2003 Hermitage all merited between 91 and 94 points. Primarily from Le Meal, Les Bessards, and Murets, with a small amount from Dionnieres, this inky/purple-colored 2003 represents a liqueur of black currants intermixed with notions of smoke, licorice, pepper, and spice. This viscous-textured red exhibits superb purity and enormous body. Other than the luxury cuvandeacute;e of Hermitage Ex-Voto, it is the finest Hermitage Guigal has ever made.
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