Red

2003 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Crozes-Hermitage
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Community Tasting Notes 187

  • Burgundy Mitch wrote: 88 points

    June 23, 2018 - Nice w a Cheeseburger. “French” character, smooth, mature, medium bodied, nice but certainly more a drinker than anything special.

  • Wozza Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 1, 2017 - A pleasing Northern Rhone Syrah, just tipping over its best days.

    From 35 year vines, a hot vintage, and from the Northern Rhone’s largest appellation and largest (and probably most famous) producer.

    At 14, almost 15 years, it’s still a dark cherry colour. A deep herbaceous, floral, wet pebble (almost nutty), meaty, nose follows, with a distinct sweet, heady but delicate Gin endnote. A classic, crystalline, dry, cooling, medium-light weight palate reveals this is a Northern Rhone Syrah. As does the drive of piercing, ripe, red berry & cassis fruit flavours, the strong floral, meaty mid palate, and the delicate, lingering minerals, fresh mint, and spicy oaked finish. Not as harmonious on the flavour profile as I’d like. But nice.

    Drink now if you have some cellared. A Wozza 91/100 (3.4/5.0) from me.

  • rwerner wrote: 88 points

    September 27, 2017 - lost bottle in the cellar. Drinkable but the fruit has all but disappeared.

  • Saint Stephen wrote: 90 points

    November 18, 2016 - This was really nice with an assortment of filet, salt crusted baked potato, and Milk Street boiled Asian chicken. Medium bodied, slightly spicy, red fruits, inviting nose and palate. Don't think to hard. Made a sleepover of six 13 year old girls tolerable. Don't discount that.

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  • Nanda wrote: 87 points

    October 20, 2016 - Attractive medium nose has olives, pepper and roasted black fruit. Typical northern Rhone, admittedly the fruit is a little ripe/roasted. Palate is smooth and well balanced with nice savory fruit on entry. The intensity and flavors fades on the mid-palate into a demure finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer E. Guigal
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
  • UPC Codes 3536650801003, 790559151000

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 851 (38%)
  • Consumed 1,373 (62%)

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unfortunately none initially (heresy but my wife was impatient).

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