E. Guigal

Vignes de l'Hospice Saint-Joseph Syrah

9.3124 ratings
9.339 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Perry Riddle

Excellent with slow braised leg of lamb and white beans. Drinking perfectly after a 45 minute decant.

Excellent with slow braised leg of lamb and white beans. Drinking perfectly after a 45 minute decant.

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2015
Thomas Weber

Rich ripe and velvety. Blind guessed this wrong three times. Missing a bit if not all of varietal character for me.

Rich ripe and velvety. Blind guessed this wrong three times. Missing a bit if not all of varietal character for me.

Apr 26th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Closed down on the first pour but gave this about an hour and it came alive. Expressive nose and palate. Not the most complex but very tasty, especially for this price.

Closed down on the first pour but gave this about an hour and it came alive. Expressive nose and palate. Not the most complex but very tasty, especially for this price.

Dec 26th, 2016
Greg Koslosky

Polished and juicy with nice fruit and a good amount of oak .A well made wine that lacks a little of the rustic /vineyard character that I like from the wines of this commune . A nice bottle though that would appeal to new world wine lovers .

Polished and juicy with nice fruit and a good amount of oak .A well made wine that lacks a little of the rustic /vineyard character that I like from the wines of this commune . A nice bottle though that would appeal to new world wine lovers .

Jul 12th, 2016
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.4

Made by JL Grippat. Old Skool & crusty!

Made by JL Grippat. Old Skool & crusty!

Jan 9th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

Ripe and in a primary stage still. I'd wait another five years to open another and I'd cross my fingers that the fruit can outlast the wood which is pretty dominate right now

Ripe and in a primary stage still. I'd wait another five years to open another and I'd cross my fingers that the fruit can outlast the wood which is pretty dominate right now

Jan 2nd, 2016
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

09 vignes de hospice from guigal. Always my favorite Saint Joseph. This was still so young but beautiful nonetheless. Lots of dark fruit plus Camphor, cassis, charcoal, and dried meats on the nose. It has the nose of almost sqn in some ways (must be the 30+ months in 100% new oak)... The tannins are pure velvet and I suspect this will be even better in a few years

09 vignes de hospice from guigal. Always my favorite Saint Joseph. This was still so young but beautiful nonetheless. Lots of dark fruit plus Camphor, cassis, charcoal, and dried meats on the nose. It has the nose of almost sqn in some ways (must be the 30+ months in 100% new oak)... The tannins are pure velvet and I suspect this will be even better in a few years

Dec 31st, 2015
Jon Maxwell

Founder Veritas Wine Consulting

8.9

A fine French Cadillac, but ever so slightly youthfully gruff. Many years ahead of it.

A fine French Cadillac, but ever so slightly youthfully gruff. Many years ahead of it.

Aug 21st, 2015
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.4

Showing a fair bit of oak at the moment, but amazing fruit at its core

Showing a fair bit of oak at the moment, but amazing fruit at its core

May 20th, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.0

Pretty nice for a 2002.

Pretty nice for a 2002.

Feb 22nd, 2015