E Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Aromatic and earthy, E. Guigal’s 2005 offering from Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhone was exceptional. It was aromatic, earthy, with strong, spicy oak in the nose along with hints of plum.
It had a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel for a Rhone blend, and the taste was a balanced combination of oak, mild fruits, and powerful tannins. It ended with a crisp, spicy finish.
I got it for $88 at the restaurant, so it can probably be found for $40-60 at a store.
Books: Taking a break from books right now to catch up on periodicals. I've been kind of addicted to my Scientific American subscription.
Bottles: Bought some bottles of Ramey Claret and K Syrah yesterday. Looking forward to drinking them.
Writing: Work proceeds apace on the adaptation of my screenplay. I find myself writing a new scene to fill in a gap that the adaptation has made.
Guitar: "Mother," "In the Flesh?" and "The Thin Ice."