Monday, 20 September 2010

TN : E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2005, Southern Rhone, France

This wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% other varieties. The average age of the vines is 45 years. The average yield was 33 hectolitres per hectare.

The wine was made in a traditional manner using temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. followed by three weeks maceration in tanks. The wine was matured for two years in oak foudres. 185,000 bottles were produced.

Colour : Dark purple, slight browning on rim

Aroma : Spicy, milk chocolate, liqourice, plums, blueberry, blackberry

Taste : Overly chalky tannic hot finish which spoils the wine, pepper, liqourice, blackberry, blueberry

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 295 SEK

Mark : C+

Website : E. Guigal

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