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.

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