E. Guigal Saint-Joseph 2017 (90 WA)
“Guigal’s blended 2017 Saint-Joseph delivers scents of crushed stone, cumin, clove, leather and dark, plummy fruit. Only medium-bodied, it’s a fine, linear representation of Syrah, showing more length than breadth on the palate, with fine-grained tannins and a softly dusty finish. It should drink well for at least 6-7 years.”
Saint-Joseph today is one of the most exciting appellations in the Rhone Valley, and dare we say all of France. The work by leading producers such as Guigal, energy from young growers, and recognition (really, re-discovery) of sites capable of making wines of extraordinary depth and complexity; of the same family as its famous neighbor in Hermitage, but with a distinct suppleness and elegance.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.