2015 Guigal Hermitage
Syrah - 750ML
2015 Guigal Hermitage
  • WE 96
  • WS 95
  • JD 94
  • VN 94
  • W&S 94
  • JS 93
  • JL 93
  • WA 92

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Reg: $74.94

$64.94

This product is
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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2020
While unyielding and reserved in youth, this majestic Syrah has a pulsating core of black plum and berry flavors. Glimpses of sage, olive and black pepper peek through the midpalate before closing on firm, fine-grained...   While unyielding and reserved in youth, this majestic Syrah has a pulsating core of black plum and berry flavors. Glimpses of sage, olive and black pepper peek through the midpalate before closing on firm, fine-grained tannins. Veins of tobacco, sweet spice and chocolate linger throughout. Hold the wine till 2022 at least, but it should reward cellaring for decades. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Ripe and polished, driven by mouthwatering raspberry, blueberry and blackberry sauce flavors racing through, inlaid with a graphite spine and backed by mouthwatering apple wood and anise notes on the finish. Solidly built...   Ripe and polished, driven by mouthwatering raspberry, blueberry and blackberry sauce flavors racing through, inlaid with a graphite spine and backed by mouthwatering apple wood and anise notes on the finish. Solidly built and vibrant from start to finish. Best from 2023 through 2035. 2,916 cases made.–JM  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, December 2018
The 2015 Hermitage is a rocking wine that does everything right. Boasting a saturated purple color, a great nose of blackberries, ground herbs, tapenade, and liquid violets, full body, and a layered, powerful style, it’s...   The 2015 Hermitage is a rocking wine that does everything right. Boasting a saturated purple color, a great nose of blackberries, ground herbs, tapenade, and liquid violets, full body, and a layered, powerful style, it’s going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and will drink beautifully over the following 10-15 years.  
VN 94
Vinous, September 2019
Inky ruby. Pungent, mineral-tinged aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violet and olive paste pick up a peppery element as the wine stretches out. Densely packed and focused on the palate, offering bitter...   Inky ruby. Pungent, mineral-tinged aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violet and olive paste pick up a peppery element as the wine stretches out. Densely packed and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blueberry, fruitcake and black cardamom flavors that slowly turn sweeter on the back half. Tightens up on the impressively long finish, which features chewy tannins and a whiplash of smoke-accented bitter cherry. This wine is extremely youthful and I'm not sure that decanting will make much of a difference now. -- Josh Raynolds  
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits, February 2019
This is built for the long haul, with 36 months in oak barrels, half of them new, contributing plenty of oak spice, sweetness and polish. Its complexity comes up as the wood notes vanish into a warm, ripe mouthful of...   This is built for the long haul, with 36 months in oak barrels, half of them new, contributing plenty of oak spice, sweetness and polish. Its complexity comes up as the wood notes vanish into a warm, ripe mouthful of plummy flavor. Deep and dense, the wine takes on notes of roses and lilies, caramel and sun-warmed stones, details that feel robust and well-formed. Hide this away for at least eight years before opening.  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, August 2018
This handles the oak better than most. There’s dried straw, melon and lemons, in fresh form. The palate has a super-savory, pastry and biscuit edge, opening out to a long, smoothly rendered array of apples and pears...   This handles the oak better than most. There’s dried straw, melon and lemons, in fresh form. The palate has a super-savory, pastry and biscuit edge, opening out to a long, smoothly rendered array of apples and pears. Spicy kick at the close. Great structure. Drink or hold.  
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2018
Full bodied, concentrated and provided a discernible sense of minerality, the peppery, dark red fruits and black fruits taste, feel and smell great. I am sure this is the finest Guigal Hermitage produced to date. Read...   Full bodied, concentrated and provided a discernible sense of minerality, the peppery, dark red fruits and black fruits taste, feel and smell great. I am sure this is the finest Guigal Hermitage produced to date. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2015%20E.%20Guigal%20Hermitage  
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
The impressive 2015 Hermitage looks to have closed down already. Cedary notes dominate the aromas, while concentrated cherries appear on the richly textured, chewy palate. This powerful, tannic wine needs at least another...   The impressive 2015 Hermitage looks to have closed down already. Cedary notes dominate the aromas, while concentrated cherries appear on the richly textured, chewy palate. This powerful, tannic wine needs at least another 5 years in the cellar, but it should come out the other side of this funk in fine shape.- JC  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
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.