E. Guigal is one of France’s iconic wine producers; and, one of the most sought after and collectible line-ups of wines made anywhere in the world. The iconic house was founded in 1946, by Etienne Guigal, in Ampuis— the heart of the Côte Rôtie, and one of the world’s greatest Syrah terroirs. With a winemaking history dating back more than 2,400 years, these slopes offered equal measure of extreme winemaking and farming challenges, juxtaposed against the gift of deep, dark, complex and age- worthy nectars coaxed from these impossibly steep “roasted slopes”.
“More floral and herbal than the impressive 2015, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage is still potentially outstanding. There’s ample blueberry fruit and a cool, wiry feel that turns silky on the long finish.”