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E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2006 (France)


Known for $300-plus Côte-Rôties as well as for a good $17-to-$22 Côtes du Rhône, Guigal sources fruit for this pricy Châteauneuf from other growers. The standards are high and this is always beautifully made. The fruit in the 2006 is forward and succulent, hinting at cherry liqueur, enlivened by herbs and a touch of funky barnyard. It is drinking beautifully and should develop more fine funk for up to a decade.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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