E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah

9.231 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Gordon Walker

Smokey meaty really ripe black fruit eucalyptus campherol chewey

Smokey meaty really ripe black fruit eucalyptus campherol chewey

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Deep purple, well integrated tannins (smooth). Great balance. Nice wine. Would buy again.

Deep purple, well integrated tannins (smooth). Great balance. Nice wine. Would buy again.

Nov 14th, 2016
Steve Bachmann

I'd drink this all day long as a substitute for a high priced Napa cab. Bought this for only $45. A Steal for what it is.

I'd drink this all day long as a substitute for a high priced Napa cab. Bought this for only $45. A Steal for what it is.

Jul 25th, 2016
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Inky color, black fruit, tar, leather, lifted by hints of VA.

Inky color, black fruit, tar, leather, lifted by hints of VA.

Mar 24th, 2016
Peter Chang

Loads of blood and iron. Disjointed in the beginning but after air came together. Slightly linear.

Loads of blood and iron. Disjointed in the beginning but after air came together. Slightly linear.

Jun 3rd, 2018
JKT
9.0

Thanksgiving day three 11/25/17. Blind tasting vs Perrin and Crozes. All three distinct and tasty. Thought this might be Perrin. When revealed didn't think it's best value. Black fruits and violets but seemed a bit closed off yet sense of elegance. Long finish. CVed twice already.

Thanksgiving day three 11/25/17. Blind tasting vs Perrin and Crozes. All three distinct and tasty. Thought this might be Perrin. When revealed didn't think it's best value. Black fruits and violets but seemed a bit closed off yet sense of elegance. Long finish. CVed twice already.

Nov 26th, 2017
JKT
9.2

CVed 5/10/17. Thought it was the 2001. Took an hour for nose to open up. Wild floral notes mixed with spicy gamey smoky bacon. Still tannic and acids on palette with long acidic and leather and biting finish. Needs time but already impressive! CVed again 8/17/17 comp with Cote Rotie Chapoutier and Calif Syrah Cabot Donelan. Same impression. A bit of lingering heat on finish. Ranked it number one.

CVed 5/10/17. Thought it was the 2001. Took an hour for nose to open up. Wild floral notes mixed with spicy gamey smoky bacon. Still tannic and acids on palette with long acidic and leather and biting finish. Needs time but already impressive! CVed again 8/17/17 comp with Cote Rotie Chapoutier and Calif Syrah Cabot Donelan. Same impression. A bit of lingering heat on finish. Ranked it number one.

May 11th, 2017
Pinotman /// Andreas

Spectacular really i could bathe in this. First time i get olives from a Syrah. Man i really really should have bought more. Hard to describe just trust me!!!

Spectacular really i could bathe in this. First time i get olives from a Syrah. Man i really really should have bought more. Hard to describe just trust me!!!

Nov 7th, 2016
Josh Trowbridge

No Bueno, bummed

No Bueno, bummed

Feb 11th, 2016
Jiri Brandt

Very young

Very young

Dec 27th, 2015