Mission Codename Black Friday Week
We could not say it better than Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The father/son team of Marcel and Philippe Guigal continue to keep their estate at the top of the hierarchy in the Rhône Valley. All the way from their inexpensive Côtes du Rhône to their top-end Côte Rôties and Hermitage, the attention to detail and focus on quality is unmatched.”
And Ex Voto represents the quintessential cult Guigal.
More modern in creation and making than their neoclassical La La Côte Rôties, and lower in production, every collector of French wine clamor over them WHEN they are released, only in select top vintages.
There is so much more that can be said, but not enough time, and certainly not enough wine.
So, take it away, Jeb…
97-100 Points – Jeb Dunnuck
“A barrel sample that just about made my eyes roll back in my head, the 2019 Ermitage Ex Voto has perfection written all over it. Full-bodied, deep, powerful, and structured, it has quintessential Hermitage notes of cassis, ground pepper, new leather, crushed stone, and violets. It brings lots of tannins and structure, but this has a beautiful buffer of ripe, concentrated fruit. If you’re lucky enough to get any of this, do your best to hide bottles for 7-8 years.”
What the Winery Says
2019 'Ex Voto' Ermitage Rouge
- Marcel & Philippe Guigal
- 100% Syrah
- Hermitage, Northern Rhône
- Les Bessards, Les Greffieux, L’Hermite, Les Murets
- Granite, pebbles, loess, clay, sand, silt
- Average yield
- 35 hl/ha
- 100% whole cluster
- 42 months
- 100% new French oak