2010 Guigal St Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice
Syrah - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93

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$77.94

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2013
Bold, with dark blackberry, warm linzer torte and fresh cassis aromas and flavors pumping along, lined with briary but integrated grip and backed by a long, charcoal-studded finish. A very impressive display of power and... Bold, with dark blackberry, warm linzer torte and fresh cassis aromas and flavors pumping along, lined with briary but integrated grip and backed by a long, charcoal-studded finish. A very impressive display of power and depth, without sacrificing definition. Best from 2015 through 2025. – JM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Giving up more graphite and spice, with serious minerality in its cassis, licorice, toast and smoked meat-like aromatics, the 2010 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice is a serious, age-worthy effort that needs another handful... Giving up more graphite and spice, with serious minerality in its cassis, licorice, toast and smoked meat-like aromatics, the 2010 Saint Joseph Vignes des Hospice is a serious, age-worthy effort that needs another handful of years to truly shine. Full-bodied, concentrated and structured, with sweet tannin, it’s rock-star stuff that will have two decades of longevity. 94+ - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2014
Opaque ruby. Powerful blackberry and cherry liqueur aromas pick up suave floral and spicecake nuances with air, along with a touch of smokiness. Rich, chewy and broad, with concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors... Opaque ruby. Powerful blackberry and cherry liqueur aromas pick up suave floral and spicecake nuances with air, along with a touch of smokiness. Rich, chewy and broad, with concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors energized by juicy acidity. Finishes smooth and sweet, with velvety tannins and a strong kick of peppery spices and minerals.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
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.