2006 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • WA 93
  • VN 93

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Reg: $74.94

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2009
Very round and fresh with delicious crushed fig plum sauce and graphite flavors laced with spice and sweet earth notes. The long incense- and toast-filled finish has lovely texture. Mocha and fruitcake hints at the end... Very round and fresh with delicious crushed fig plum sauce and graphite flavors laced with spice and sweet earth notes. The long incense- and toast-filled finish has lovely texture. Mocha and fruitcake hints at the end should flesh out nicely with cellaring. Best after 2010. -JM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
More classic in style, with a masculine, meaty profile of smoked Syrah fruit, truffle, chocolate, spice and licorice, the 2006 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice is full-bodied, rounded and concentrated on the palate, with... More classic in style, with a masculine, meaty profile of smoked Syrah fruit, truffle, chocolate, spice and licorice, the 2006 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice is full-bodied, rounded and concentrated on the palate, with significant underlying structure. I love the purity here, and it is well worth seeking out. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 93
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2010
Vivid ruby. Exotic aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant preserves, incense, smoked meat and violet, plus a hint of black olive. Very syrah, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and an exotically spicy floral pastille... Vivid ruby. Exotic aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant preserves, incense, smoked meat and violet, plus a hint of black olive. Very syrah, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and an exotically spicy floral pastille quality. Bracing minerality adds lift and cut to the finish, which echoes the sweet red fruit and floral notes. There's lots going on here right now and this could easily be enjoyed with a couple hours of aeration. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2006

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.