GUIGAL HERMITAGE 2009

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Robert Parker
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Wine Spectator
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Wine Enthusiast
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Jancis Robinson
SKU
GUSY200910 UCAU
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100% Syrah sourced from 30 year old vines.
100% Syrah sourced from 30 year old vines.

Scores & Reviews

95* / 100

Robert Parker

The 2009 Hermitage possesses a dense purple color as well as lots of creme de cassis, camphor and acacia flowers. Deep, rich and full-bodied, this massive blockbuster will need a decade of cellaring after its release. 93-95 points.

93+ / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

A big, massive and rich effort that needs to be forgotten for 4-5 years, the inky colored 2009 Hermitage reveals terrific aromatics of cassis, blackberry, smoked herbs, graphite and seared meats. Full-bodied, concentrated, locked and loaded, it's another 30+ year wine from this team that readers should purchase by the case.

93 / 100

Wine Spectator

Features a slightly roasted frame, showing espresso and bittersweet cocoa notes, with a rock-solid core of dark plum, black currant and licorice flavors that flow through the grippy, tar- and loam-edged finish. Reveals singed alder and bay accents in the background. Needs cellaring to settle into itself. Best from 2017 through 2027.

90 / 100

Wine Enthusiast

This chewy, astringent wine displays cedar, toast and vanilla notes that threaten to dominate the dark fruit. It's full bodied and richly textured on the palate, but ends on drying, dusty notes of baking spices. Drink 2018–2025.

17.5 / 20

Jancis Robinson

Tasted blind. Transparent crimson. Quite a complex, layered nose. Bright fruit. Very good balance even if less distinctive than some. Creditable but without – yet? – extraordinary distinguishing marks. Just a little lack of juice in the middle.