* Eye : Deep dark red.
* Nose : Spices and mature red fruits.
* Palate : 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.
Wine Spectator 91 points - One of the finest Chateauneufs made by Guigal, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. Full-bodied with lots of kirsch, blackberry, raspberry, camphor and licorice, this is a classic example of both Chateauneuf du Pape and Provencal viticulture. It is aged in both tank and foudre for 3-4 years prior to being released. Drink it over the next 20 years. It is amazing that Guigal can consistently produce a wine of this majesty.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is the king of the Southern Rhone. A bold, mouth-filling, Grenache-based red, supplemented by other regional varieties, especially Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre, it serves as a splendid accompaniment for red meats and cheese. "Aromatic cedar and mesquite notes lead the way, with fleshy steeped plum, red currant and blackberry fruit at the core. Shows nice integration through the finish, where bay, ganache and espresso accents fill in. Drink now through 2024." - Wine Spectator