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2015 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge

2015 Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge

'It feels more Hermitage than Crozes, the firm tannins and deep, concentrated flavor demanding more time in the cellar to relax and reveal their detail.' 
96 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. Over the years, a combination of hard work and perseverance have paid off. In 2001, Guigal Estate expanded their vineyard holdings, securing plots in Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, and Crozes-Hermitage. They are now one of the most respected producers in the Rhone Valley.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    100% Syrah. Limestone, clay and silt. Sandy gravel. Average age of vines is 35 years.

    Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at high temperatures. 3 weeks maceration in vats. Followed by 18 months maturation in oak barrels.

    TASTING NOTES

    Dark and deep colour. Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas. A structured, tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.

  • REVIEWS

    'This is a strapping Crozes-Hermitage, and a terrific example of the combination of power and finesse possible in the 2015 vintage. Culled from parcels in four villages, most of the vines growing on steep granite slopes, the wine is initially gruff and ungiving, the fruit walled off by tannins, oak and the simple density of the extract. But give it a few hours in a decanter and the structure begins to fill with flavor, juicy blackberry and plum notes welling up to meet the austere minerality head-on. It feels more Hermitage than Crozes, the firm tannins and deep, concentrated flavor demanding more time in the cellar to relax and reveal their detail.'
    96 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine

    'As we tasted the 2015 Crozes Hermitage, Philippe Guigal said, "It's rare we get full phenolic ripeness in Crozes. We got that in 2015." The wine's silky tannins certainly support his claim. It's medium to full-bodied, with raspberry, cherry and black olive aromas and flavors that scream of the variety, and it has a long finish. It's an outstanding value and a wine that may be happily consumed anytime from now through 2025.'
    91 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    'Plenty of crushed flowers, as well as grilled meat and a wealth of ripe, red fruit. The palate is quite firm with abundant tannins and mixed-berry flavors.'

    91 Points - James Suckling

    'Very dense crimson indeed. Really quite majestic fruit on the nose. Full phenolic ripeness. Attractive hint of Camembert(!) and very dry, glossy, ripe fruit. Masses of substance. Much more concentration than usual. Great stuff.'
    16.5+ / 20 Points - Jancis Robinson