E. Guigal Ex Voto Ermitage 2015 / 750 ml.

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RP9696 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Dec 2019
Spicy, cedary and firm, the 2015 Ermitage Ex Voto is built tough, like the granite it comes from. Hints of pencil shavings and crushed stone accent mixed red and black fruit, picking up hints of licorice and pepper on the long, tannic finish. Give this another 5–6 years in the cellar, then drink it over the following decade and a half or so.

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RP96 96 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (19th Dec 2019)

Spicy, cedary and firm, the 2015 Ermitage Ex Voto is built tough, like the granite it comes from. Hints of pencil shavings and crushed stone accent mixed red and black fruit, picking up hints of licorice and pepper on the long, tannic finish. Give this another 5–6 years in the cellar, then drink it over the following decade and a half or so.

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France's picturesque Rhone Valley produces wines just as beautiful as its landscapes. Located in Southern France, the Rhone is divided into two distinct sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone. In the Northern Rhone, you'll find red wines produced predominantly with the Syrah grape, which oftentimes take a few years to mature before reaching their peak. Meanwhile, there are a wide array of red grapes used to produce wines in the Southern Rhone, including Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre (which together produce a blend known as GSM). The most famous red wine coming out of the Southern Rhone is the red blend, Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 52666
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name E. Guigal Ex Voto Ermitage
Country France
Region Rhone
District Northern Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Hermitage
Package Size 750 ml.
Brand E. Guigal
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2015
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 96.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Syrah
Primary Grape Shiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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E. Guigal Ex-Voto Ermitage 2018 / 750 ml.

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Item #: 57189

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Item #: 56610

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