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E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2016 (France: Rhone, Northern) (ID# 3467)

Name E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2016 (ID# 3467)
Varietal Syrah
Region France: Rhone, Northern
Notes "Attractive violets and blue fruit define the nose, as well as pepper and light spicy notes. The palate has a rich and smooth delivery of ripe red plums and cherries. Smooth, supple and balanced." (James Suckling) "Silky and expansive on the palate, offering spice-tinged blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of spicecake. Closes on a gently sweet violet pastille note, showing strong persistence, supple tannins and lingering spiciness." (Vinous)

Additional Notes

"A fresh, pure style, with light red currant, blood orange, white pepper and violet notes allied to a lithe frame, picking up a flicker of savory on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 11,250 cases imported." (Wine Spectator) "Guigal's 2016 Crozes Hermitage is bacony and peppery on the nose, with cherry fruit on the medium-bodied palate. It's not that rich or concentrated but easy-drinking and reasonably complex. It should be consumed over the next 3-4 years." (Wine Advocate)

Price

$29.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
VIN: 92 pts
JS: 91 pts  
WS: 89 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.0 Full Medium Biodynamic

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