Found a couple of these buried deep and was going to relocate, but reviews here had me worried, so popped one. Golden yellow, clearly showing some age. Aromas of hazelnuts, caphor, and dry fig had me worried regarding oxidation. Flavors are dominated by nutty, woody warm notes, dry, yet very full mouth feel. Enjoyable to a degree, but shows oxidative qualities some may find off putting, but I still found highly drinkable. Best to drink remaining bottle very soon for a crowd not too crtital of this profile. More interesting than yummy. Drinkable, but overall admit to being disappointing.
Tasted blind, PnP fr 750ml. Initial nose had me guessing chenin blanc, with a sweet slightly oxed apricot aroma. Very oily note - not only on the nose but definitely oily and viscous on the palate. Oak and caramel present. The wine looked and tasted much older than it was - I guessed early-mid 90's. No rush to drink these. 91-92 today
10/21/2013 flawed bottle: A great disappointment at the Romain's wine dinner in February 2013, but a good chance for the company to taste an expensive but horribly premoxed bottle. Wrote the Guigals about this but no response..... (1998 views)
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(E. Guigal Ermitage Blanc Ex-Voto) Light medium gold color with 1.5 millimeter clear meniscus; rich, buttery, lanolin, almond nose; tasty, matured, creamy textured, lanolin, sweet butter, almond palate with lots of glycerol; should go another 5 years; long finish 92+ points