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Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2003
"80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 5% Mourvèdre and others from 45 year-old vines. A deep dark red in the glass with aromas of spices and mature red fruits. In the mouth, round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits. A very rich wine full of harmony and balance. Serve with: Red meat, game bird and cheese. "
Nose is all about the barn yard. There's a little dookie in the mix. The texture is lush but a bit like rare meat. There is almost a blood component to it. There is a presence of rasberry on the fruit side. This is not a wine that fruit bombers are going to dig. I like the style. If there is one complaint it is that the wine is a little dis-jointed and all over the place. I think it might settle down in the bottle over the next couple...
Woodsy. Smooth drinking. Nice tannins, but not too sour in the mouth. Rasberry-ish
Silky smooth medium body red with nice medium length finish with nice spice!
Franchement bien fait. Un Top annee après annee.
went well with chinese food. Peking style duck. general tso's chicken....something sweet to cut thru the sweetness. I paid $19.99 on wine.com.....way too much for this wine that is $10 elsewhere.
Nice color, Fruit and spice, good nose.
External Reviews for Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape
Old-fashioned, this full-bodied, traditional wine seduces with its decadent game, saddle-leather, plum and sauteed wild mushroom aromas. No hint of fancy oak, just a mouthful of Chacirc;teauneuf character that swirls around to a long, sweet finish. Another great neacute;goce red from Guigal. Drink now through 2008.
There are some wines that silence the panel with their greatness, wines that knock us in our seats to stare, slack-jawed. This is one of them. Itrsquo;s not just that itrsquo;s huge, mouthfilling in flavor and tough as nails; itrsquo;s more that itrsquo;s incredibly succulent, as if built out of some sort of stone that gives up juice. for all its intensity and ferrous minerality, it remains fresh, the red fruit and spice seeming to go on forever.
95 points from Wine & Spirits and listed in their Top 100 for 2007! "Guigal is best known for its legendary CÔte-RÔtie and Hermitage, but the 2003 ChÂteauneuf-du-Pape fully deserves a place alongside its more renowned
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.
Very ripe and spicy, this grew soft but concentrated in the warm vintage of 2001. Itrsquo;s ready to drink, but needs air to coax its full flavor, from the earthy bass notes to its floral airs.
Aromas of honeysuckle and ripe black fruit with flavors of chewy black fruit; rich, high-toned, and concentrated. Ziti with porcini.
Deep red. Very ripe nose offers intense red berry aromas and distinctly meaty, musky garrigue accents. Very rich and deep, with powerful, jammy raspberry and cherry flavors, dusty tannins and a long, chocolatey finish. Picks up some exotic spice notes on the back, which add vivacity to this chewy, somewhat brooding animal.
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