E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Rouge 2017 (92 WA)
“The 2017 Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph displays plenty of cedar and vanilla accents on the nose (it’s aged in 100% new French oak) […] Full-bodied and velvety, this is a rich, ripe Syrah that’s presently hiding much of its granite terroir behind pillows of fruit and oak—but that sense of structure and proportion does shine through on the long, elegant finish. There’s enough concentration and tannin to think at least a decade of aging potential is realistic.” – J.C.
A result of its quality, Guigal’s Saint-Joseph Lieu Dit Rouge comes from the “Saint-Joseph” vineyard that gives the appellation its name. This site convinced the Guigals to work in Saint-Joseph and help to restore the historic perception of Saint-Joseph as an appellation of utmost quality. The 100% Syrah wine has complex and deep black fruit, floral, spice and mineral characteristics. Despite its concentration and powerful attack, the wine retains the trademark elegance that Saint-Joseph offers.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.