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« Vintage after vintage, the Collection wines have become symbols which perfectly illustrate the family’s ethos of supreme quality. Careful ageing, together with the meticulous attention paid every day by Marcel and Philippe Guigal to the selection and blending processes, bring to the fore the consistency and excellence of the great appellations of the Rhône Valley »
Northern Rhône

Hermitage Red

A structured, full-bodied wine with the elegant tannins characteristic of careful barrel ageing. A great wine which deserves patient bottle ageing.

Soil type

limestone clay and silt soil. Sandy gravel.

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

30 years

Winemaking

Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 4 weeks maceration in vats.

Ageing

36 months in oak barrels. 50% new.

Average yield

35 Hl/ Hectare.

Average annual production

About 35.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Deep ruby red with violet tinges.
Nose : Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas.
Palate : A powerful and tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. Licorice and spicy finish.
Overall : A racy and seductive wine. A perfect wine for putting down.
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Vintages 2018

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : (92 - 94)

Guigal's 2018s from Hermitage look terrific at this early stage of their development. The 2018 Hermitage features alluring scents of violets, crushed stone and cassis. Alongside those chiseled aromas, the wine is full-bodied and expansive, with a creamy mouthfeel and plenty of power. It finishes long, framed by fine-grained tannins and a lingering raspberry note. Impressive.  Joe Czerwinski

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 92-94

The 2018 Hermitage has similarities to the 2016 yet with a touch more mid-palate oomph. Notes of cassis, smoked game, vanilla, and a touch of minerality all emerge from the glass, and it’s a full-bodied, silky, sexy wine that shows the purity of the vintage. It could be a real superstar and drink well above its price point. Jeb Dunnuck

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

10 years.

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines