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E. Guigal 2015 (France: Rhone, Northern)

Name E. Guigal 2015
Varietal Crozes-Hermitage
Region France: Rhone, Northern
Notes "The 2015 Crozes Hermitage looks outstanding based on this sample. It boasts scents of crushed stone, black currants and blueberries, ample body and weight in the mouth and a velvety texture." (Wine Advocate) "Black cherries, blueberries, peppery herbs, black olive and lots of rocky minerality all flow to a rich, beautifully concentrated, full-bodied Crozes that has terrific purity, a stacked mid-palate, and ripe, present tannin." (Jeb Dunnuck)

Additional Notes

"Savory Crozes, this smells like high summer—the scent of warm stones and dried grass mingled with honeysuckle and jasmine. It has marsanne’s characteristic waxy, broad texture, with a little nuttiness from a splash of roussanne in the blend. One part aged in stainless-steel tanks on the lees, the other in second-use barrels, it feels firm and well upholstered but not at all showy, lasting with a mouthwatering salinity." (Wine & Spirits)

Price

$26.99

Scores Press* Points Other  
WA: 92 pts  
JD: 92 pts  
W&S: 92 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
13.0 Full Medium

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WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter