2010 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto
Syrah - 750ML
2010 Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto
  • WA 100
  • JL 99
  • WS 98
  • DC 95

Reg: $395.00

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Reg: $395.00

$345.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 8 btls
ETA: Nov. 2022

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
The 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto continues to top out on my scale. This extraordinary Hermitage has more minerality and delineation than the 2009, as well as overflowing aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jammy...   The 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto continues to top out on my scale. This extraordinary Hermitage has more minerality and delineation than the 2009, as well as overflowing aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jammy blackberries, violets, graphite and wood smoke. Massively concentrated, full-bodied, decadent, layered and sexy, it needs short-term cellaring but should be just about immortal in the cellar. - Jeb Dunnuck  
JL 99
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2020
An extraordinary wine. Even at this infantile stage, it is impossible not to be wowed by what is the glass. Power, concentration, intensity, richness and balance are all in play here. The wine effortlessly coats your...   An extraordinary wine. Even at this infantile stage, it is impossible not to be wowed by what is the glass. Power, concentration, intensity, richness and balance are all in play here. The wine effortlessly coats your palate with layers of lush, smoky, stony, pure, blackberries, currants, licorice, pepper and meaty essences. Texturally, this is off the hook. With all this power and endless depth of flavor, the wine remains a refined, regal character. Energetic, long and expansive, give this another decade and I am sure this will hit triple-digit, rockstar status. 99 Points Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2010&wine=E.%20Guigal%20Ermitage%20Ex-Voto  
WS 98
Wine Spectator, September 2014
This has lavish range, with intense steeped plum, anise, pain d’épices, singed apple wood and fruitcake notes layered together, framed by smoldering charcoal and sweet tobacco accents and riveted to a tarry spine...   This has lavish range, with intense steeped plum, anise, pain d’épices, singed apple wood and fruitcake notes layered together, framed by smoldering charcoal and sweet tobacco accents and riveted to a tarry spine. Expands like a fractal in the glass to display enormous depth and length. Features mouthwatering cut from start to finish despite the heft. An extremely impressive wine that will need some time to stretch out fully. Best from 2018 through 2040. From France. — J.M.  
DC 95
Decanter, October 2019
Founded in the small Côte-Rôtie village of Ampuis by Etienne Guigal in 1946, E.Guigal is one of the Rhône valley's best known producers. Ever keen to improve and develop, the estate began making its own barrels in 2003...   Founded in the small Côte-Rôtie village of Ampuis by Etienne Guigal in 1946, E.Guigal is one of the Rhône valley's best known producers. Ever keen to improve and develop, the estate began making its own barrels in 2003, and it now makes up to 850 each year. Produced only in the best vintages, the grapes for the Ex-Voto are sourced from some of the steepest slopes in Hermitage, from vines between 40 and 90 years old. The wine is aged for 42 months in new oak before release. Christian Honorez: Lots of sweetness from the very ripe fruit but also from the elevage. Oak and coconut notes first; firm structure needing a long time to integrate. A modern style that will reward long ageing. Tanguy Martin: Evolution marked on the nose with a hint of dry ash and cigar box. Full, generous and charming with excellent balance of oak and fruits. Has a long life ahead. Matt Walls: Great tannic grip, with marked oak on the nose and palate, strong clove element to the fruit. Very grippy, very persistent tannic squeeze that grips the fruit. Very long - will be good when it's ready.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML

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.