E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2015

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E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2015 750ml
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$49.49

SKU 14301

750ml

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The prestigious 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 of 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, today, winemaker Philippe Guigal is the third generation to continue the family tradition of producing the greatest wines of the Rhône Valley. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made of a blend of mostly Grenache, with Syrah, Mourvèdre and other local varieties, and aged in oak for two years and has rich and savory flavors of macerated red fruits, herbs de Provence, licorice and earth. Serve this Châteauneuf-du-Pape with bean soups, grilled meats and sausages, pasta courses and aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand E. Guigal
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastThis bottling from Guigal punches above its weight class with penetrating dried-cherry and raspberry flavors accented by smoke, char, earth and leather. Unctuously full bodied and edged by a rasp of drying tannins, it's a hedonistic but structured wine that should improve through 2030.

Anna Lee Iijima, December 31, 2019
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VinousShimmering magenta. Highly perfumed aromas of mineral-tinged red berry liqueur, incense and cola, along with a suave potpourri nuance. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, cherry, spicecake and candied licorice flavors supported by an undercurrent of zesty acidity. Closes very long and spicy, with excellent clarity, sneaky tannins and a sexy hint of florality.

Josh Raynolds, December 2019
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Wine AdvocateConsumers who want a bit more oomph than the 2014 offers will want to seek out Guigal's 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is a ripe, full-bodied example of the appellation. Bottled just a week before I tasted it, it was somewhat closed on the nose but is wonderfully velvety and rich, with plenty of dark fruit flavors, accented by dried spices on the long finish.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2018
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Wine SpectatorDistinctive, with singed mesquite and alder notes leading off, giving this a woodsy profile, balanced by an ample core of steeped raspberry and bitter plum fruit, along with tobacco, sandalwood and rooibos tea hints. The mesquite-alder edge lingers on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2028. 11,667 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.

James Molesworth, June 15, 2019
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Jeb DunnuckIn a completely different style, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is more Grenache-dominated and has a great nose of garrigue, pepper, and sweet red and black fruits. Nicely balanced, complex, and medium to full-bodied, is shows the straighter, classic style of the vintage and will drink nicely for another 10-15 years.

December 20, 2018