2001 E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 10-29-2005

Took a 6-pack of this lovely wine to San Diego. As usual this is one of the stars of this fine vintage. Not really sure if I gave the wine enough attention as it was drunk with friends at lunch. Do know I'll be putting a box or so in the cellar. Really tasty stuff that every one enjoyed. No scoring. WW

- Bucko - 10-29-2005

Got a box in the cellar.

- dananne - 10-30-2005

I've got a few bottles of this in the cellar, too. Any opinions on a drinking window?

- Bucko - 10-30-2005

2009 ought to be time to start checking them.

- dananne - 10-30-2005

Thanks! [img][/img]

- TheEngineer - 12-10-2005

On youse guys advice, I picked up a case but could not contain from cracking one open. Really nice, "traditional" CDP? Aromas of leather, gamey, earthy, and some dark fruit but not really out front, most things are nicely integrating. Long finish....curiosity over now, so hopefully the rest will get to rest until 2009.

- winoweenie - 12-11-2005

I've cellared soome of the CDPs from this fine house for over 20 years when the vintage warranted it. WW

- oostexan - 06-16-2008

Hey guys, heard from a wine drinking buddy of mine that these guys are starting to fade. Have any of you corked one recently?

- dananne - 06-16-2008

Nope, I'd planned to wait 'till '09 to pop one. I've got a '99 and some '00s for which I had plans before moving to the '01. I find it hard to believe that such a well-thought-of CdP would start to fall apart after only 7 years. I would find it more likely that they're sleeping right now. That having been said, again, I have no personal experience to draw upon, so perhaps they are already on the downslope. If so, it would be quite disappointing. Anybody else have any recent experience?

- oostexan - 06-16-2008

So I corked one of my four tonight and I can tell you...the rumors of this wines demise are certainly exaggerated. Wonderful thick and delicious wine with a moderate amount of tannin. Good stuff.

I am no pro, but this is drinking well now and seems to me to have plenty of stuffing left to go several more years. Delicious wine.

- TheEngineer - 06-17-2008

cool.......I'll keep mine still waiting then.

- winoweenie - 10-16-2008

As they say in Horseshooes and hand grenades " close enough to 09 for me". Opened another of these hummers for lunch yesterday. Nose still a bit shy but after 3/4 hr. of coaxing started giving it up....Barny, leather, gamy, black fruits and some spice. All come over to the palate. Solid entry, weighty center and a 4+ lapper finish. Shuts down after about 30 seconds after swallowing. IMHO still needs another 2-4 and will hold for another 8-10. A solid 91/92. WW

- TheEngineer - 10-16-2008

Thanks for the update!

- andrawes76 - 11-04-2008

Agreed. A little more time in the cellar and it will develop incredibly. I managed to pick up two bottles. Too bad its just two...