E Guigal 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Wine 750ml
Deep dark red in color, this wine offers aromas of spices and mature red fruits. On the palate, it is rich and unctuous with round tannins and notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits. Full of harmony and balance.
Pair with red meat, game and cheese.
JS 93 James Suckling
A fresh, dark-cherry and stone nose with attractive purity of fruit here. The palate has a very succulent, quite grainy and deeply ripe feel with a super rich, concentrated and bold serving of ripe dark plums and blackberries. Tar to close. Impressive. Drink or hold.
RP 92 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Baking spices, cola and raspberry notes all appear on the nose of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape. It’s full-bodied and velvety, folding in hints of French roast and dark chocolate on the lingering finish. It should drink well for a decade or more.
JD 92 Jeb Dunnuck
Lots of lavender, garrigue, peppery herbs, and rocking dark fruits emerge from the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. With medium to full body, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish, it’s unquestionably an outstanding wine. It’s already hard to resist yet will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade.
WS 92 Wine Spectator
Solidly built, featuring cherry and plum paste notes, laced with stony minerality, tobacco and garrigue accents. This has grip but remains well-integrated, ending with subtle persistence on the cedar-tinged finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.
WandS 90 Wine and Spirits
From Guigal’s négociant arm, this is a dark Châteauneuf, its roasted-plum fruit richly burnished from three years aging in oak casks. The sweet intensity of the fruit balances the spice of the alcohol, a powerful combination to match braised lamb.