Sunday, February 23, 2014

E Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge 2009

Date of Tasting: 27 December 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: Rhone, France
Appellation: Ermitage
Expect to Pay: ~ THB10,000 - 20,000
Chubby Score: 100/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: WA - 100/100, WS - 97/100, CT - 98/100

Appearance: dark violet ruby
Aroma: red fruits, floral, and spices
Palate: ripe blackberry and cassis, raspberry, spices, and small hint of vanilla, wood, lead, and flowers. powerful big body but supple and sweet tannins. elegant and extraordinary. long long finish with waves of notes one after one.

This big gentleman is a mind blowing canon: so much lingering dynamics with fruit notes. The aroma itself was flamboyance. Yet the palate touch was exceptional. The balance structure and silky fine tannins are unrivalled. It is accessible now during its early life. However, it would potentially live for a few more decades. I could not wait to see how it would develop. Really difficult indeed not to pop another bottle up. Cheers many more times!!!!!

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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