E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau de Nalys 2018 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau de Nalys 2018 750ml
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E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau de Nalys 2018

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Deep, dark and dense red. Intense nose of red and black berries, spice. Beautiful composition, silky tannins, power and elegance. Overall, expressive, noble and complete. Pair with red meats grilled or cooked in sauces, game birds, aged cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we97

The flagship wine of de Nalys sourced from the famed La Crau vineyard, this powerful, complex red highlights Grenache augmented by Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Vacarèse. Matured partially in oak, it offers black-plum flavors muted by shades of earth, sun-scorched garrigue and a lingering vein of salty minerality. While soft in tannin, the wine needs time to tease out its smoky, stony nuances. Drink 2028-2040.

October 1, 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

A bright savory note leads off this red, followed quickly by sanguine and bay leaf accents, all melding nicely with the core of steeped blackberry, raspberry and plum fruit flavors as they move through the rich, licorice root-tinged finish. Best from 2022 through 2035.

December 15, 2021
Vinous
  • v94

Deep ruby. Red and blue fruit, garrigue, pungent floral and exotic spice aromas show fine definition and mineral lift. Juicy black raspberry, boysenberry and candied lavender flavors deepen through the back half, with no loss of energy. Closes with emphatic, spicy thrust on the penetrating finish, which features even tannins and resonating floral and blue fruit notes.

July 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Lastly, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Grand Vin is both deeper and richer, with a ruby/purple hue, medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of black raspberries, ripe black cherries, roasted garrigue, and violet, soft tannins, no hard edges, and outstanding length. It shows the more rounded, charming style of the vintage but has terrific purity, as well as concentration. It's going to keep for 10-12 years.

November 11, 2022
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

The full-bodied 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin delivers plenty of bold raspberry and blueberry notes. It's almost creamy across the mid-palate but turns a bit more open-knit and coarser-textured on the lingering finish. Still, it's a delicious effort, well worth drinking over the next 10-15 years.

May 5, 2022

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