2000 Guigal - Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2000 Guigal - Chateauneuf du Pape
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International Wine Cellar | 92

($29; 85% grenache) Red-ruby, a bit less saturated than the Gigondas. Highly nuanced, liqueur-like nose combines roasted red and blue fruits, spices and coffee. Rich, fat and seamless, with near-exotic ripeness. With even more buffering extract, this seems less alcoholic than the Gigondas, despite being a half-degree higher, at 14.9%. Horizontal tannins really spread out over the palate. Philippe Guigal compared this wine in style to the house's 1990.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 106

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Score: 92
Author: Auburn89
Tasted On: 11/28/2010
Thrilling bouquet of red berries and slight leather. Tasted Earthy leathers, black berry, black peppers, smoke and very little tannins. Long finish of light smoke and dark berries.
Score: 88
Author: Kjartan
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/24/2010
Score: 90
Author: rbbelzer
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 03/07/2010
Score:
Author: skwino
Tasted On: 12/28/2009
Drink Dates: 2007
Score: 92
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 10/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Even better than the 1999, is the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape. It reveals a deeper ruby/purple color along with sumptuous scents of creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, licorice, and Provencal herbs. Boasting abundant glycerin, fuller body, additional black fruit characteristics, low acidity, ripe tannin, and a longer finish, it should be silky and accessible upon release. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.

About This Producer


Marcel Guigal - the so-called "pivot" of the Cote-Rotie appellation - is both an owner and negociant, and vinifies over 40% of all Cote-Rotie. His father, Etienne, started out quite modestly in 1946, and over the next decades the company has grown to encompass all that is best in the Rhone Valley. Not only known for the massive hits in Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the Guigal name is synonymous with quality all along the scale, from the humble Cotes-du-Rhone to the Big Three - La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque.

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