Terrific, rich bouquet of the classic N Rhone school. Dried plum, mineral gravel, game, medicinal root notes abound. Medium to full bodied, with a tinge of viscosity that gives it a certain velvety roundness in the finish. I am fully with RP on this one, excellent wine and excellent value
Nez fumé, avec du café au lait, du fruit noir. Ces traces d'élevage n'enlèvent rien au plaisir que procurent sa finesse de texture et cette suavité qui enveloppent le palais, tout en volupté. Une finale longue et très précise, sur le caramel au sel! Moderne, certes, mais délicieux. 92 pts
Deep, saturated garnet color. Strong oak scents mix with inky red and black fruits. Powerful juice yet shows some complexity and there is a nice mineral element. A chunky, meaty wine. Round, full and really drinking well right now. This bottling has gotten much better recently IMO. This 04 shows too heavy a hand for my taste - I have not gotten this as much recently. Still for a wine that has this much dressing, it is a good drink. (90)
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(E. Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice) Dark purple red violet color; rich, spicy, tart berry, roasted black fruit nose; tasty, oak, tart berry, roasted black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points
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