A dense, fruity red, with meaty plum, berry and mineral. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a fresh, minerally finish. Lots of character. Best after 2006. 12,000 cases made.
Oct. 14, 2006
E. GUIGAL Crozes-Hermitage 2003
89 points, $22
Lovely, piercing aroma of violet, with a vibrant, minerally streak running through the middle of plum, black cherry and cassis fruit. Taut, minerally finish. Drink now through 2014. 15,000 cases made. —James Molesworth