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Community Tasting Notes (8) Median Score: 95 points

  • Tasted blind. Very ripe, dusty tannins. Dark fruit, velvety texture. The vintage is apparent. No rush to drink but to my palate too ripe.

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  • APPEARANCE: clear; deep ruby, medium legs & tears
    NOSE: clean; pronounced intensity; flavour characteristics: prune, plum, blackberry, black cherry, red cherry, bramble, white pepper, sweet spice, liquorice, forest floor; developing
    PALATE: dry; high acidity; full body; medium+ tannin (fine grained); high alcohol; long finish; pronounced flavour intensity; flavour characteristics: as per nose: prune, plum, liquorice, blackberry, white pepper, forest floor, mint
    READINESS FOR DRINKING: can drink now, but has potential for ageing
    FURTHER REMARKS: Outstanding wine. What a concentration and vitality for a wine that is already more than 10 years old! Beautiful complexity, close to the summit of what can be achieved with Syrah. Despite the very dominant components to work with, a good balance is achieved. Plenty of time to drink if you have any.

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  • In a really good place right now. If you're into that special Guigal sweet oak style, you're gonna love this one. For my taste it becomes slightly vulgare though... Great wine nevertheless.

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  • Quelle surprise !!! incroyable pour un St-Joseph, quelle concentration et délicatesse, un réel plaisir. Il est trop bon sur le fruit pour le laisser vieillir ;-)

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  • Decanted about one hour and drank over two additional hours. Truly not my cup of tea. Very nice, rich berry nose; dark as night in color, but otherwise I thought I was drinking a California Syrah, very few of which I have ever enjoyed. I really did not enjopy this at al..

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124, (See more on Vinous...)

    (E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Vignes des Hospices) Subscribe to see review text.

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