2009 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WA 95
  • VN 94

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Reg: $119.94

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2012
An exotic and flashy red with bold espresso melted licorice incense and black tea aromatics rushing forth backed by dense but focused noted of blackberry and plum pâte de fruit. The long graphite-filled finish drips with... An exotic and flashy red with bold espresso melted licorice incense and black tea aromatics rushing forth backed by dense but focused noted of blackberry and plum pâte de fruit. The long graphite-filled finish drips with fruit and singed wood notes and should meld nicely in the cellar. Best from 2013 through 2023. -JM
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Checking in at 13.7% natural alcohol (it’s normally in the 13.5 rage), the blockbuster 2009 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice is more open, broad and expansive on the palate than the ’10, yet possesses a similar level of... Checking in at 13.7% natural alcohol (it’s normally in the 13.5 rage), the blockbuster 2009 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice is more open, broad and expansive on the palate than the ’10, yet possesses a similar level of concentration and structure. Giving up plenty of barbecued meat, toasted bread, smoke and black raspberry jam, this puppy is another gorgeous Syrah from this vineyard. It offers plenty of pleasure now, yet will be better in another handful of years and drink beautifully through 2029. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 94
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2013
Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet presents ripe blackberry, cassis, cherry compote, star anise and cola. A massive, densely packed wine that shows impressive depth as well as energy to its black and blue fruit... Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet presents ripe blackberry, cassis, cherry compote, star anise and cola. A massive, densely packed wine that shows impressive depth as well as energy to its black and blue fruit flavors, which expand with air. Very long and pure on the mineral-tinged finish, displaying notes of dark berry liqueur and fruity black pepper. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2009

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.