Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge, Etienne Guigal 2009
Another perfect wine, the 2009 Hermitage Ex-Voto is surprisingly supple and more approachable than the two single vineyard 2009 Cote Roties, La Turque and La Landonne. The massive Ex-Voto boasts abundant notes of spring flowers, blackberries, cassis, licorice, graphite and forest floor. Extremely full-bodied with sweet tannin and levels of extravagance and flamboyance that are mind-boggling, it will drink well for 30+ years.
|Score: 100||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (204), December 2012|
This has a distinctive singed mesquite note out front, along
with sandalwood, black tea and juniper hints, followed by a very
densely packed core of raspberry, plum and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, charcoal-studded finish has a great tug of
roasted earth. Dynamic and expressive, this should cellar effortlessly. Best from 2015 through 2035
|Score: 97||James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Insider (33), August 2013|
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