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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2000
Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2000
(search item no. 54216)
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense forest fruit accented by a gamey undertone. A hearty palate with excellent length of finish.

"Ruby-red. Raw crushed raspberry, tree bark and pepper on the nose; quintessential Northern Rhone syrah. Sweet and supple but on the lean side, with expressive, peppery flavor. If the Cotes du Rhone is Guigal's top value from the South, this is the house's steal from the North."
-IWC

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About E. Guigal:

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. 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 career, participated in the development of the Vidal-Fleury establishment.

Despite his young age, Marcel Guigal took over from his father in 1961 when the latter was victim to a brutal illness rendering him blind. Marcel's hard work and perseverance enabled the Guigals to buy out Vidal-Fleury in 1984, although the establishment retains its own identity and commercial autonomy. In 2000, the Guigals purchased the Jean-Louis Grippat estate in Saint-Joseph and Hermitage, as well as the Domaine de Vallouit in Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

In the cellars of the Guigal estate in Ampuis, the northern appellations of the Rhône Valley are produced and aged. These are the appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage. The great appellations of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Tavel and Côtes-du-Rhône, are also aged in the Ampuis cellars.