E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2012
Deep dark red. Nose: Spices and mature red fruits. Palat : Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits. Overall Very rich wine full of harmony and balance. Food and wine matching: Red meat, game bird and cheese.
|Varietal(s)||Grenache Shiraz/Syrah Mourvèdre|
Wine Spectator – A solid, brick-house version, with roasted mesquite and alder notes providing the frame while the steeped plum, raspberry and black currant fruit core waits in reserve. A charcoal accent pins down the finish. Should open steadily with cellaring, though this will likely maintain a pleasantly rugged feel. Best from 2017 through 2025.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – A stunning effort and showing the class of the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that spent 24 months in foudre prior to bottling. Rich, textured and medium to full-bodied, with ample black cherry, olive tapenade and subtle meatiness, this traditional effort stays pure and lively, with fine tannin emerging on the finish. It can be consumed now or cellared for over a decade.
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