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2003 E. Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto

abv 13.0%
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 97 IWC
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SKU: 99570-2003-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Another perfect wine is the 2003 Hermitage Ex Voto and it's the most over-the-top, decadent and hedonistic Ex Voto ever produced. From Les Bessards, l'Hermite, Greffieux and les Murets and aged 4 years in 100% new French oak, it offers off-the-charts concentration and texture as well as layers of creme de cassis, smoke meats, licorice, spice-box and spring flowers. Voluptuous, sweetly fruited and yet, like all great wines, still lively, fresh and graceful. It will have half a century or more of life.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2053
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: Special Report (Sep 2015)
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Exotic, with a gorgeous, mocha-infused fig aroma and rich, flashy flavors of spice, blackberry confiture and licorice. Additional notes of spice cake, incense and loam fill out the finish. This is loaded with structure, but the tannins are silky. A beauty. 350 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2027
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Aug 31, 2007
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Opaque dark ruby. Incredibly rich, deep and pungent on the nose, offering an outsized bouquet of kirsch, blackberry, cassis and musky cured tobacco. I commented that this smelled like a great port and Guigal, who clearly adores this wine, said |Well, 1945 Taylor is a wine I'd walk miles for.| Powerful, deeply concentrated and sweet, with explosive cherry, plum and dark berry flavors, notes of bitter chocolate and exotic spices, and molten tannins. I'm not sure how you'd serve this monster (15.5% alcohol) but it sure is fun to drink.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2007
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  • Marcel Guigal - the so-called "pivot" of the Cote-Rotie appellation - is both an owner and negociant, and vinifies over 40% of all Cote-Rotie. His father, Etienne, started out quite modestly in 1946, and over the next decades the company has grown to encompass all that is best in the Rhone Valley. Not only known for the massive hits in Hermitage and Cote-Rotie, the Guigal name is synonymous with quality all along the scale, from the humble Cotes-du-Rhone to the Big Three - La Landonne, La Mouline and La Turque.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 365 bottles owned
    • 85 collectors