Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice Rouge 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
This wine originates from a monopoly of the best terroirs adjoining what were previously the Jean-Louis GRIPPAT and VALLOUIT estates.
This is a unique expression of the most impressive and exclusive slopes of the Saint-Joseph appellation.
"The dense 2007 St.-Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice reveals notions of black olives, flowers, black currants, graphite, smoke, and spice. Tannic, medium-bodied, and elegant, with lower acids than its 2007 siblings, it should drink well for 10 years.
Barrel Sample: 90-94 Points
The Wine Advocate
"Darkly toasty, with roasted vanilla and coffee aromas up front, followed by dense, polished blackberry and black currant fruit. Lots of graphite- and loam-filled grip frames the very long, dark fruit-filled finish. Best from 2011 through 2018."
"Guigal's long-term aging in new barrels has left a sheen of oak on this wine, but the underlying material is excellent, with mocha and plum notes supporting cedar and vanilla. The finish is long and savory, with a distinct granitic edge to the flavors. Drink now - 2020."
"Deep ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry, cassis, violet, licorice and cola, with a strong note of cracked pepper. Juicy, precise and appealingly lithe, with sappy flavors of dark berry compote and candied violet. Very suave on the back end, finishing with gentle tannins and lingering smokiness."
International Wine Cellar
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