E. Guigalchâteauneuf-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!
External Reviews for E. Guigalchâteauneuf-du-Pape
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.
I tasted through the component parts of the 2003 Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde, and it is a beautiful wine. Offering scents of bacon fat, olive-tinged black currant and cherry fruit, smoke, and earth as well as a concentrated, silky texture, it should drink well for a decade.
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 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.
Deep red-ruby. Roasted raspberry and pepper on the nose; fruitier that the Hermitage. Elegantly styled and fruity, with sweet flavors of red currant, raspberry, bacon fat, leather and woodsmoke. Showing nicely today, but this also has the backbone to develop over the next decade or so. Finishes long and juicy, with tannins perfectly supported by the winersquo;s mid-palate material.
Discreet red, with reserved mineral, wet earth character and a tightly wound tannin structure. The fruit isnrsquo;t very ripe, but shows up as cherries, blackberries and, in a different register, some floral notes. Very subtle oak, just touches of mocha and spices. Will improve with age. Best from 2005 through 2011.
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.
Food Pairings for E. Guigalchâteauneuf-du-Pape
Best Wine Deals
Wine collection for saleReplied
What have you bought lately?Replied
Château Moncontour Rosé Blend Crémant de Loire Brut (2005)Rated
Domaine Olivier Pinot Noir Bourgogne (2002)Reviewed
A Mano Moscato Puglia IGT (NV)Wishlisted
Keller Estate Chardonnay Sonoma County Oro de Plata (2006)Rated
Guigal E. Crozes-Hermitage (2009)Reviewed
Guigal la Landonne Cote Rotie (2009)Wishlisted
Barco Viejo Chardonnay (2013)Cellared