2010 Guigal St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc
Marsanne - 750ML

  • WS 93
  • W&S 93
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92

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WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2012
Ripe and dense, but still backward, with notes of bitter almond and orange zest holding the core of mango, papaya, fig, pear and Jonagold apple flavors at bay for now. Offers gorgeous mouthfeel through the finish, with... Ripe and dense, but still backward, with notes of bitter almond and orange zest holding the core of mango, papaya, fig, pear and Jonagold apple flavors at bay for now. Offers gorgeous mouthfeel through the finish, with ample but well-integrated toasted almond and piecrust notes. Best from 2013 through 2017. – JM
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, February 2013
Pulled from the steepest, gneiss-filled slopes of St-Joseph, this is a powerful white, bound up in its youthful vigor. The fruit is so ripe it reminds of the wines from nearby Condrieu, warm and peachy, yet with a green... Pulled from the steepest, gneiss-filled slopes of St-Joseph, this is a powerful white, bound up in its youthful vigor. The fruit is so ripe it reminds of the wines from nearby Condrieu, warm and peachy, yet with a green apple crunch to its acidity and a cool stoniness underneath. With hours open it turns more ethereal, opulently fragrant, intimating that it will benefit from another couple of years in the cellar.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
93+ The 2010 St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc is a classic white from this incredible vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, drenched in minerality and with beautiful acidity, it offers textbook notes of white flowers... 93+ The 2010 St Joseph Lieu Dit St Joseph Blanc is a classic white from this incredible vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, drenched in minerality and with beautiful acidity, it offers textbook notes of white flowers, ripe peach and freshly crushed rocks. It’s certainly enjoyable, but has closed down slightly over the past couple of years and will benefit at this point from another year or two of bottle age. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Pale yellow. Explosively perfumed aromas of pit fruits, orange marmalade, violet and honey, with a touch of vanillin oak. Lush and creamy in texture, with excellent focus to its nectarine and candied citrus fruit... Pale yellow. Explosively perfumed aromas of pit fruits, orange marmalade, violet and honey, with a touch of vanillin oak. Lush and creamy in texture, with excellent focus to its nectarine and candied citrus fruit flavors. Finishes with lingering floral and spice notes and excellent persistence. This exotic wine is delicious right now.
Color & Type White
Varietal Marsanne
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation St Joseph
Vintage 2010

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.