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Guigal Crozes Hermitage 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Rhone, France
  • ST 89
  • WS 88
  • RP 88
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Winemaker Notes

Color: Dark and deep color. Nose: Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.

Palate: A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.

Overall: Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.

Critical Acclaim

ST 89
International Wine Cellar

Deep ruby. Suave, mineral-driven scents of cherry-cola, redcurrant and fresh flowers, with an undercurrent of minerals. Spicy, finely etched red berry and cherry skin flavors stain the palate, with dusty tannins lending support and a slow-mounting peppery quality adding vivacity. Nicely pure and focused, with strong finishing snap and length.

WS 88
Wine Spectator

A twinge of iron leads the way, with black cherry, spice and tobacco notes gliding in behind it. A dash of cherry pit extends the finish.

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RP 88
The Wine Advocate

More complete, richer, and more textured, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Crozes-Hermitage offers peppery, tapenade, and cassis scents. This well-made, medium-bodied 2006 is a classic example of the appellation at a high level of quality.

Guigal, , France - Rhone
Guigal
The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Côte-Rôtie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his career, participated in the... View More