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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar
Region: Rhone, France
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 90825
Deep red color with complex with dominant black fruit and delicate oak aromas. A pure and intense nose. A powerful attack. Powerful, round and elegant tannins. Originating from a geological formation similar to the famous Bessards slopes in Hermitage, this Saint-Joseph has all the finess of the appellation and the strength of its neighbor across the river.
Ripe for the vintage, with bacon and sweet toast aromas leading the way for supple black cherry and currant fruit. The lush, incense-filled finish gains steam and power. A gorgeous, alluring style. Drink now through 2012. 1,000 cases made.
Guigal's 2004 St.-Joseph Vignes de l'Hospice possesses a dense purple color in addition to a beautiful bouquet of truffles, graphite, creme de cassis, incense, and spice, gorgeously pure fruit, medium to full body, sensational density, and an uncanny elegance and seamlessness. This stunning effort is a huge success for 2004.
Deep ruby. Remarkably powerful cherry, licorice and violet aromas, with a deeper impression of cassis coming up with air. Thick, weighty and sweet; liqueur-like flavors of spicy cherry and blackberry are complicated by suggestions of game and espresso. Remarkably concentrated and sweet on the finish, which displays superb focus and length.