2010 Guigal Hermitage
Syrah - 750ML
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  • WS 94
  • JR 93
  • WA 92
  • VN 92

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Reg: $78.94

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Oct. 2017

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WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2015
This is well-packed, with alder, anise and black tea notes leading the way for a core of juicy blackberry, plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Delivers a steeped feel through the finish, with a long charcoal thread. This is... This is well-packed, with alder, anise and black tea notes leading the way for a core of juicy blackberry, plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Delivers a steeped feel through the finish, with a long charcoal thread. This is quietly always one of the smartest buys in high-end Northern Rhône reds. Best from 2016 through 2025. 175 cases imported. –JM
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2011
Very rich and round. Quite a majestic but fragrant nose – may be an Ex Voto. Still very firm and almost rigid and dry. Very dense indeed with a dry finish. Good punch, no excess of oak. Just a little dry but the sample... Very rich and round. Quite a majestic but fragrant nose – may be an Ex Voto. Still very firm and almost rigid and dry. Very dense indeed with a dry finish. Good punch, no excess of oak. Just a little dry but the sample was taken this morning, I think. 18/20
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
92+ More brooding and backward, the 2010 Hermitage has closed down considerably since I tasted it last year. It offers lots of graphite, crushed rock, leather and smoky dark fruits, full-bodied richness, impressive... 92+ More brooding and backward, the 2010 Hermitage has closed down considerably since I tasted it last year. It offers lots of graphite, crushed rock, leather and smoky dark fruits, full-bodied richness, impressive mid-palate concentration, and a tight, closed feel on the palate. It needs 3-5 years of cellaring and will have three decades of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 92
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2015
Deep ruby. Explosive, smoke-accented aromas of blackcurrant, cherry pit, violet oil and olive, with a peppery element adding lift. Broad and deeply concentrated on the palate, offering an array of alluringly sweet dark... Deep ruby. Explosive, smoke-accented aromas of blackcurrant, cherry pit, violet oil and olive, with a peppery element adding lift. Broad and deeply concentrated on the palate, offering an array of alluringly sweet dark fruit and spice flavors. A massive but graceful Hermitage with strong finishing grip and slow-building tannins. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
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.