Robert Parker Wine Advocate "One of the finest Chateauneufs made by Guigal, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. Full-bodied with lots of kirsch, blackberry, raspberry, camphor and licorice, this is a classic example of both Chateauneuf du Pape and Provencal viticulture. It is aged in both tank and foudre for 3-4 years prior to being released. Drink it over the next 20 years. It is amazing that Guigal can consistently produce a wine of this majesty.
With the exception of Guigal's Cotes du Rhones, his wines are always released much later than most producers-. One of these days, we will learn that he has purchased an estate in Chateauneuf du Pape, as he and his father (now deceased) have long considered the three greatest appellations in the Rhone Valley to be Cote Rotie, Hermitage and Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2007 Gigondas and 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape represent the current offerings, as the 2009s and 2010s are still several years away from the marketplace."