2005 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • RR 95

Reviews for 2005 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
98+ Made in the style of the 2010, the massive 2005 Hermitage Ex Voto offers searing minerality and crushed-rock nuances as well as tons of black raspberries, licorice, toasted spice and charcoal. Full-bodied... 98+ Made in the style of the 2010, the massive 2005 Hermitage Ex Voto offers searing minerality and crushed-rock nuances as well as tons of black raspberries, licorice, toasted spice and charcoal. Full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, with a wall of sweet tannin, this behemoth nevertheless stays nicely focused, pure and classic on the finish. Give it another 4-5 years and enjoy bottles over the following 30-40+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2009
Rather sleek with fresh very rounded plum cherry and blackberry fruit held together by notes of black tea sweet earth and hoisin sauce. The texture is polished and the finish very long with echoes of mocha flittering... Rather sleek with fresh very rounded plum cherry and blackberry fruit held together by notes of black tea sweet earth and hoisin sauce. The texture is polished and the finish very long with echoes of mocha flittering throughout. There's plenty of grip in reserve and this should blossom in the cellar. Far more refined than the 2003 though not quite as dynamic. Best from 2010 through 2025. 667 cases made. -JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
Saturated ruby. Pungent red and dark berries on the nose with exotic floral and spice qualities expanding with air. Sweet deep and incisive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are energized by tangy minerals and pick up... Saturated ruby. Pungent red and dark berries on the nose with exotic floral and spice qualities expanding with air. Sweet deep and incisive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are energized by tangy minerals and pick up smoke and floral notes on the back end. The lush and creamy finish leaves a trail of spice and red fruit notes in its wake. This wine is built for cellaring but is showing a lot of complexity today.
RR 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2011
A spectacularly dense smoky Syrah the 2005 E. Guigal Hermitage Ex-Voto aged for 42 months in 100% new French oak possesses awesome notes of cassis and blackberry fruit graphite new leather and smoked earth on the nose... A spectacularly dense smoky Syrah the 2005 E. Guigal Hermitage Ex-Voto aged for 42 months in 100% new French oak possesses awesome notes of cassis and blackberry fruit graphite new leather and smoked earth on the nose. The oak elevage shows but this has the depth and fruit to handle it. On the palate the wine is beautifully structured and concentrated showing loads of tannin good acidity and a classic focused and very long finish. Still a pup this needs 5-8 years minimum and should have a very long life. This cuvee was first introduced in 2001 is only produced in top vintages and comes from the vineyards of Bessards (30%) Greffieux (30%) L'Hermitage (20%) and Murets (20%). 95+