Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
Rhone Red Blends
from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
"Marcel Guigal has produced a superb Chateauneuf du Pape in 2001. Its medium plum/ruby color is accompanied by a lovely bouquet of kirsch liqueur, ground pepper, Provencal herbs, and balsam wood. Full-bodied and lightly tannic, with loads of fruit and glycerin as well as a sumptuous finish, it is similar to the top-flight, seductive 2000. Drink it over the next 10-12 years."""Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate February 2006"
Superb Chateauneuf! This wine is a fine, deep, dark-red color in the glass. On the nose it is spicy, with soft, ripe fruit aromas. On the palate there are is round tannins, complexity and power. A rich, full-bodied, smooth wine, with touches of ripe plums, stone fruit and soft fruit. This is a rich wine, with all in harmony and balance.
Cellaring: Can be laid down for approximately 15 years. Suggestions for serving: Red meat, game birds and cheese
A blend of 50% Old Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and others from at least approximately 45 year-old vines.
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A Customer - California
What a fabulous Chateauneuf! It's all there: the fruit, the white pepper, the earthiness and the "scorched rock" that is so characteristic of this appelation. Tastes like a fine, grand old wine. (Chateauneuf du Pape must be aged a minimum of five years - any less than that would be a crime.)
A Customer - New Mexico
Absolutely Superb! Balanced, silky smooth and a nice long finish where the fruit comes through riding on the tannin. Excellent with grilled red meat and hearty lamb stew. If you see it, buy it by the case and cellar it for drinking now and for the next 12 or so years.
A Customer - New England
What a truly fine knock-it-back-with-friends franc-dandy! Pleasantly velvety, balanced and silky.
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