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2018 E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Vignes de L'Hospice

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March 26, 2023 - $87



95The Wine Advocate bacon-scented beast. Add black olives and black cherries...pretty compelling wine, in a rich, savory style. Full-bodied and concentrated...finishes silky and long...

95Wine Spectator

...packed with dark fig, blackberry and black cherry compote flavors, all wrapped in apple wood and bacony toast before ending with a swath of warm earth on the finish.

95Vinous / IWC

...greatly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe, spice- and smoke-accented black and blue fruits, candied violet and olive paste, along with vanilla and licorice notes that build as the wine opens up. Offers alluringly sweet, deeply concentrated and mineral-accented cassis, blueberry, violet pastille and espresso flavors that show superb depth and energy as well. Finishes smoky, broad and impressively long, with steadily mounting tannins and lingering florality.

95+ Jeb Dunnuck

...vibrant, crystalline bouquet of cassis, cracked pepper, violets, and liquid rock-like minerality...wonderful ripeness, full-bodied richness, silky tannins...great finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Dense tannins, spicy and peppery with crystal-clear black fruit... Strong toasted spice element on the finish.


France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.