Guigal Hermitage Rouge 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France

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Item No. 44189
  • red wine
  • ST93
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

In the glass this wine is a deep, very dark color. On the nose it is spicy with small soft fruit and delicate woody aromas. A huge, tannic wine on the palate. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. A harmonious balance between an imperceptible acidity and strongly present tannins mellowed by prolonged refining in the wood.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright ruby-red. Reticent but complex nose hints at black raspberry, gunflint, cracked pepper, minerals and leather. Hugely rich and deep, with terrific texture and flavor intensity and gripping Hermitage structure. Finishes with a distinct note of peppery austerity. Extremely young, and likely to be very long-lived.
Rating: 93(+?)"
93 Points

"The powerful, backward 1998 Hermitage was produced from wine purchased from such vineyards as Les Bessards, Les Baumes, Meal, and Dionnieres. It is powerful, tannic, slightly austere, but long in the mouth with copious quantities of cassis fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020."
90 Points

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The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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Learn About Hermitage

(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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