E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1132 ratings
9.227 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Peter J.

36

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2013
Mark Eastom

Spice, incense, wild fruit, crushed rock, tomato stem earthiness and nice acid.

Spice, incense, wild fruit, crushed rock, tomato stem earthiness and nice acid.

Oct 6th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Opaque very dark ruby. Violets and dried herbs in the nose. Heat in the mouth. Ripe blackberries with med finish.

Opaque very dark ruby. Violets and dried herbs in the nose. Heat in the mouth. Ripe blackberries with med finish.

Dec 11th, 2015
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.5

Aromas of the inside of an empty nice used red wine barrel. Hints of nail polish are slightly distracting but hard to notice. Gritty tannins that fill the mouth and linger for 15 plus seconds. This wine was nice but past it's prime. Probably peaked two years ago.

Aromas of the inside of an empty nice used red wine barrel. Hints of nail polish are slightly distracting but hard to notice. Gritty tannins that fill the mouth and linger for 15 plus seconds. This wine was nice but past it's prime. Probably peaked two years ago.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Clayton Bahr

Nice...'07!

Nice...'07!

Apr 22nd, 2015
Melissa Sorongon

Co-Owner of Piedrasassi winery, Provignage winemaking consulting company

9.0

2007. Absolutely beautiful, classic Chateauneuf. Deep and dusty. Drinking great now.

2007. Absolutely beautiful, classic Chateauneuf. Deep and dusty. Drinking great now.

Mar 31st, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.0

2007. Holding together better than I expected, beautiful fruit and plenty of spices and acid to back it up. A nice surprise.

2007. Holding together better than I expected, beautiful fruit and plenty of spices and acid to back it up. A nice surprise.

Mar 7th, 2015