2012 E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1262561 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Showing similar to last year, the 2012 Hermitage Blanc (which doesn’t include the grapes that went into the Ex Voto) is a fabulous white that gives up classical notes of acacia flowers, buttered citrus, wood smoke and crushed rock. Medium to full-bodied, rich, textured and layered, it will have another decade of thrilling drinking. (JD)  (12/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Rich, almost unctuous in feel, with melon, apricot and glazed peach flavors layered with notes of orange sabayon and singed hazelnut. Cuts a long and broad swath through the finish, showing lingering paraffin and heather details. A gorgeously hedonistic wine. (Web-2016) (JM)

92 points Vinous

 Limpid gold. Intensely perfumed aromas of dried pear, orange pith, candied fig and white flowers are joined by a developing hint of smoky minerals. Smooth, sappy and expansive on the palate, offering intense, mineral-accented orchard and pit fruit flavors and a jolt of zesty minerality. Finishes impressively long, broad and velvety, displaying outstanding clarity and a building floral quality. (JR)  (3/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Racy nose with real stoniness. And an overlay of broom in spring. Tight on the palate. Some honey, some malt, quite open for the moment. Long and quite rich. 17.5/20 points.  (11/2013)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Hermitage/Crozes-Hermitage