Guigal produces gorgeous, sublime Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with beautiful concentration and impeccable balance, clarity, and silkiness. This wine is the epitome of Guigal's mastery in "raising" wines, as few producers today take the time to age Chateauneuf in the traditional manner and produce wines integrated, complex and ready to drink on release. Rich and heady when young, the wine will also age and develop for years in bottle. Guigal's Chateauneuf offers outstanding quality as well as value.
92 Points The Wine Advocate - Not yet bottled, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and other permitted varieties) is a great example of the vintage and has an upfront, perfumed, sexy style. Garrigue, incense, kirsch, lavender and black raspberry qualities flow nicely to a medium to full-bodied, rounded supple Chateauneuf du Pape that will drink nicely on release and evolve relatively quickly.