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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The 1996 Cocirc;te Rocirc;tie Blonde et Brune exhibits a bouquet of black olives and saddle leather, medium body, soft tannin, and good spice. Production is approximately 18,000 cases. I would opt for drinking this wine over the next 5ndash;6 years.
The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of new saddle leather, garrigue, pepper, kirsch, and blackberries. Dense, full-bodied, and tasty, it is best drunk during its first decade of life.
Intriguing. Quite firm and hard, but offers a clean, clear and focused character of black and red berries, toasted oak, smoke and black pepper. Built for the cellar. Best from 2002 through 2008.
Guigal is best know for its legendary Cote-Rotie and Hermitage, but the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape fully deserves a place alongside its more renowned siblings, with elegant refinement and subtle, soil-driven intensity. Its dark, pungent flavors of black cherry and spiced plum are richly prominent, constantly referring back to a deeply gripping minerality that tethers the complex aromas of fruit, spice, fresh meat and black tea. It feels like a sphere, seemless and harmonious, staining the palate with its long, fragrant length.
A great Rhone Valley red from one of the best and most consistent producers. Full bodied and powerful with a long elegant finish. Wine Advocate Vintage Rating: 90<small>not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate</></small>
Dunkle, rubinrote Farbe mit violetten Reflexen. Duft von Gewürzen, kleinen roten Früchten und delikaten Holzaromen. Kräftiger, taninreicher Wein mit Rasse und Aromen von Cassisknospen und Vanille. Im Abgang Aromen von Lakritze und Gewürzen, ein ausgezueichneter Lagerwein.
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