2006 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc
Marsanne - 750ML
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93

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Reg: $164.94

$134.94

In Stock: 10 btls
Ships Inmediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, October 2009
A touch extreme as this is very toasty in style with lots of butter grilled hazelnut and peach cobbler aromas and flavors. Really powerful with a broad and muscular palate. Yet there's impressive drive and length with... A touch extreme as this is very toasty in style with lots of butter grilled hazelnut and peach cobbler aromas and flavors. Really powerful with a broad and muscular palate. Yet there's impressive drive and length with solid cut thanks to invigorating bitter almond and orange peel notes buried deep. Best after 2016. -JM
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
Deep yellow. Exotically perfumed bouquet of wild herb-laced tropical and pit fruits with notes of licorice and dried fig emerging with air; reminds me of an old Chartreuse. Deep chewy and very rich with gently sweet... Deep yellow. Exotically perfumed bouquet of wild herb-laced tropical and pit fruits with notes of licorice and dried fig emerging with air; reminds me of an old Chartreuse. Deep chewy and very rich with gently sweet apricot peach and dried pear flavors and notes of botanical herbs. Smoky surprisingly nervy mineral and floral notes carry through a long sappy penetrating finish. I'd serve this powerful wine with a preparation of chicken and mushrooms or truffles.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The 2006 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is downright decadent, yet is also starting to show some evolution in its caramelized peach, quince and honeyed toast aromas and flavors. It’s still impressively concentrated and rich on... The 2006 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is downright decadent, yet is also starting to show some evolution in its caramelized peach, quince and honeyed toast aromas and flavors. It’s still impressively concentrated and rich on the palate, and I’m sure will keep for another decade or more, but I would error on the side of caution and drink this over the coming 7-8 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2006
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Winery

Guigal

The Guigal Estate was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Cote-Rotie appellation. It shelters a unique vineyard where the vines and the wines have been famous for 2,400 years. Arriving in the region in 1924 at the age of 14, Etienne began his career at Vidal-Fleury, participating in its development and working his way up to the position of cellar-master before leaving to establish his own company. He has vinified 67 harvests in Cote-Rotie.

In 1961, although still very young, Marcel Guigal took over management of the establishment from his father who was stricken suddenly with total blindness. In 1973, his wife Bernadette joined him and they worked together to develop the family business. In 1975, their son Philippe was born and is today the estate’s winemaker. With his wife Eve, he represents the third generation to continue the family business, in the service of the great wines of the Rhone Valley.

Their hard work and perseverance enabled them to purchase the Vidal-Fleury Establishment in the mid ‘80s and in 1995, they acquired the famous Chateau d’Ampuis, an ancient fort built in the 12th century, later repurposed into a Renaissance chateau during the 16th century. In a state of neglect and terrible disrepair, Guigal has taken on a colossal renovation, spanning nearly 11 years with over 100 people working on the project.

The Chateau d’Ampuis has become the headquarters of the Guigal Estate while the offices and the cellars remain in the ancient small village of Ampuis. While their vineyards span the length and breadth of what the Rhone Valley offers, the heart of the winery’s production is still Cote-Rotie, whose ultimate expression can be found in Guigal’s most famous releases: La Landonne, La Turque, and La Mouline.