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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
(search item no. 59344)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"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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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.