Earthy bouquet. This bottle seemed more complex than the last time I tasted it, showing flavors of roasted meat, iron, minerals, and briar. Exceptional depth. In beautiful condition, although in my opinion it is now at or slightly past its peak.
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(Guigal Hermitage) COLOR-dark with a brown/copper edge; NOSE-subtle greenness; a very intriguing horseradish component that I really like; dark cherries; a gamey/steak-like component; PALATE-very interesting; heavy component of basil, cilantro & bell peppers; then it gets quite peppery; then it opens up to a tremendous 3rd quarter; right after the mid-palate, the wine gets bigger; there's a lot fruit (sour cherry); I love the white pepper; I get a lime flower component on the solid finish; showing tremendously for a 20 year old wine; packs a beautiful punch; has great polish which is spectacular; I really like where this wine is going; should last a good 3-4 years; great food wine; GV-91+
(E. Guigal Hermitage) Dark red violet color; mature, smoky, mushroom, lamb jus, pepper and horseradish nose; pepper, lamb jus, mushroom and tart black fruit palate with resolved tannins; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.