straw gold, moderate legs. light, lively candied pineapple and red apple nose. light honey, apple, nectarine, and caramel lead to a long finish, with the slightest petrol. not a hint of oxidation or cloying character.
A wine library selection. Semi amber color, showing age and perhaps some oxidization. Nose is not massive, but gives way to some rich fruits and mineral notes. Upon drinking this wines comes alive, oily texture reminiscent of a nice Gravonia from Spain, with buttery elements of honey, vanilla and marmalade, a hint of mineral left over. Finish is long and silky, with some acid left on the mid palate, evolving to a nutty almond dissipation. Very long finish wine with great complexity.
Others have noted that their bottle of this wine may have been oxidized. That was my first take when I opened my bottle. However, I think the issue is that the wine is terribly unbalanced. To much fig and apricot on the front end quickly giving way to an acrid, overly dry finish. On top of which, the wine just didn't taste all the good. Too bad as I love white Rhones. This one just didn't have the makings, no matter it's top of the line pedigree. Guigal should be embarrassed for this effort. No wonder it's readily, heavily discounted.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc) Medium golden yellow color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; aromatic, sweet butter, almond, saffron, almond butter nose; rich, medium-plus bodied, sweet butter, pineapple, pear tart filling; long finish
NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous and RJonWine.com.