E. Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2010

$419.99
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$329.99

SKU 06924

750ml

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Eye: Brilliant clean straw yellow. Nose: White flowers, acacia honey, hawthorn blossom. Powerful and intense aromas. Palate: Rich and full-bodied. Fully expressive of the terroir which lends this Hermitage body and strength. Overall: Balance between a delicate and expressive nose and fleshy fruit on the palate underpinned y the powerful terroir.
Category White Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Brand E. Guigal
  • ws98

Wine SpectatorMacadamia nut and green almond aromas lead the way, quickly followed by warm brioche, salted butter, hazelnut, creamed Jonagold apple and Cavaillon melon flavors. Showy but never opulent, as bitter citrus and quinine threads harness the long finish with a deft touch. Stunning. Best from 2015 through 2030. 550 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2014
  • wa100

Wine AdvocateBottled in February of this year, after spending 30 months in new oak barrels, the 2010 Ermitage Ex-Voto Blanc is absolutely heavenly stuff! Comprised of 90% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne, this incredible white boasts massive aromatics of white currants, white peach, flowers, licorice, sauteed nuts and brioche, as well as a striking minerality that comes out with additional time in the glass. Coming from the oldest vines in Hermitage, it is a full-bodied, incredibly concentrated effort that builds on the palate and through the finish, yet stays fresh, elegant and lively, without ever being over the top. One of the greatest white wines I was able to taste during my trip through the region, this beauty should either be consumed in the coming 4-6 years, or forgotten for 20.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2013