E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2018 750ml - Vine Republic
E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2018 750ml
SKU: 09627

E. Guigal Châteauneuf du Pape 2018

  • ws92
  • js92
  • wa89-91
  • jd90


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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Brand E. Guigal
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
A deep, dark and dense red color. The nose is full of spice and red berries - even notes of jam. On the palate, the wine is complex and powerful, with round tannins and notes of ripe plum, peppery herbs and cherry stone. Overall, an ample, rich wine that manages to maintain purity.
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Round and softened by time, this wine's bottle aging has brought out softened tobacco notes that layer over cherry and bitter almond skin. Reveals orange peel acidity and cocoa bean on the palate, with campfire and olive tapenade accents. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2028. 20,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported.

Kristen Bieler, 2023
James Suckling
  • js92

Excellent harmony of full body, moderately dry tannins and richness. The red fruits are now beautifully developed and there's just a hint of tar. A grenache-based blend that was matured completely in large oak foudre casks. Drink or hold.

Wine Advocate
  • wa89-91

The blend of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape was tweaked since I last tasted a sample, and it may be tweaked again before it's bottled, but what I tasted this time around delivered attractive floral and raspberry-scented aromas, a taut, tannic mouthfeel and a tart, racy finish. It will be interesting to see how it shows out of bottle, whether it will be more similar to this note or to the note I recorded two years prior.

Joe Czerwinski, February 10, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd90

From a vintage that yielded forward, charming wines, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has a ripe, seamless, medium-bodied profile as well as outstanding aromatics of both red and black fruits, peppery herbs, and touch of flowery incense. It's elegant, has plenty of fruit, and a great finish. Drink it any time over the coming decade.

December 15, 2022