E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1724 ratings
9.0103 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

Yummy. Toothsome.

Yummy. Toothsome.

Sep 24th, 2017
Steve Steese

Drinking just beautifully right now. A ripe core of fruit still shines through layers of cedar, herbs, potpourri, and some serious gamey-funk. Feeling very cohesive and complex tonight.

Drinking just beautifully right now. A ripe core of fruit still shines through layers of cedar, herbs, potpourri, and some serious gamey-funk. Feeling very cohesive and complex tonight.

6 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Ben Leger

The best Chateauneuf tasted in a long time. Medium body, good acidity. Lots of earth and sauvage. Not a fruit bomb. Don't know if it will be the most popular with consumers but certainly the first Chateauneuf I've wanted to drink in a long time.

The best Chateauneuf tasted in a long time. Medium body, good acidity. Lots of earth and sauvage. Not a fruit bomb. Don't know if it will be the most popular with consumers but certainly the first Chateauneuf I've wanted to drink in a long time.

4 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Craig Mitchell

Lovely balanced wine. Generous fruit and attractive herby notes. Lovely length. Oh for a big chunk of meat!

Lovely balanced wine. Generous fruit and attractive herby notes. Lovely length. Oh for a big chunk of meat!

3 people found it helpfulSep 7th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

Tobacco and leather and some cherry lolly. A bit austere. Jury is out.

Tobacco and leather and some cherry lolly. A bit austere. Jury is out.

3 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Shirish WADIVKAR

After I tried the 2004 vintage, I expected this to be as good.. but it was better. Needs a few moments to breath but I was sold with the 1st whiff of cherries that hit me when the cork was pulled out..
Loving it :)

After I tried the 2004 vintage, I expected this to be as good.. but it was better. Needs a few moments to breath but I was sold with the 1st whiff of cherries that hit me when the cork was pulled out..
Loving it :)

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2016
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.3

Wow- this wine over delivers for $40. Lots of rustic barnyard, with notes of black cherry, plum, leather,anise, smoke, sautéed mushroom, and lovely acid to balance out the earthiness. The tannins are present but not too overwhelming. The alcohol is a bit higher than I would expect but didn't really detract from the wine. It was a PERFECT pairing with grilled tack of lamb.

Wow- this wine over delivers for $40. Lots of rustic barnyard, with notes of black cherry, plum, leather,anise, smoke, sautéed mushroom, and lovely acid to balance out the earthiness. The tannins are present but not too overwhelming. The alcohol is a bit higher than I would expect but didn't really detract from the wine. It was a PERFECT pairing with grilled tack of lamb.

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2016
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.9

This CDP of Guigal is still a baby and needs a few more years to mature and open up, it has a crimson color, a complex aroma of black current, cedar wood, barnyard, earthiness, herbs and a touch of smoked turkey, full body with very dry tannins, firm and solid, needs time to open up, fresh supporting acidity and a long dry chewy finish. My score 89, score will improve with time, (Parker gave this one 94 points) drink 2017-2027

This CDP of Guigal is still a baby and needs a few more years to mature and open up, it has a crimson color, a complex aroma of black current, cedar wood, barnyard, earthiness, herbs and a touch of smoked turkey, full body with very dry tannins, firm and solid, needs time to open up, fresh supporting acidity and a long dry chewy finish. My score 89, score will improve with time, (Parker gave this one 94 points) drink 2017-2027

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

Delicious and just leaving that pouty adolescence that can be endearing as an adorable stage for we who make allowances for those brooding bright young things whose futures are bound for great heights. Loads to look forward to on this: garrigue and savory meat pan juices are only the beginning because it has ample chewy cherry fruit and a generous breadth of texture. Have to hand to Guigal -his are the touchstones for the Rhône appellations...sigh...

Delicious and just leaving that pouty adolescence that can be endearing as an adorable stage for we who make allowances for those brooding bright young things whose futures are bound for great heights. Loads to look forward to on this: garrigue and savory meat pan juices are only the beginning because it has ample chewy cherry fruit and a generous breadth of texture. Have to hand to Guigal -his are the touchstones for the Rhône appellations...sigh...

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.4

Really boring for the price. Basic rustic fruit and garrigue.

Really boring for the price. Basic rustic fruit and garrigue.

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2014