E. Guigal Hermitage 2017 (95 W&S)

“Yes, there’s the sumptuous oak that’s a hallmark of Guigal reds, as well as a hedonistic chocolatey density of flavor. There’s red fruit and warm spice, licorice and earth, and a meaty flavor akin to the crispy, salty bits on the bottom of a roasting pan. But the standout element in this wine is its combination of steadfast tannic power and grace. It brings to mind Richard Serra’s iron sculptures, monolithic, voluptuous and built to last for ages.”

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    Hermitage is one of France’s most spectacular and famous appellations, producing small quantities of extraordinarily intense and ageworthy red wine and tiny amounts of dry white. The entire vineyard consists of 309 acres planted on a single granite hillside on the banks of the Rhône. The Hermitage Rouge is the example of a racy wine, that manages to remain seductive.

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    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.