One can only imagine what Guigal has done with the 2005 St.-Joseph Vignes des Hospices. This is as profound as the 20...Read more...
Food Pairings for Guigal St Joseph Vignes l'Hospice Rouge
One can only imagine what Guigal has done with the 2005 St.-Joseph Vignes des Hospices. This is as profound as the 2003, but in a completely different style, with more acidity, enormous body like the 2003, but not the unctuosity or up-front appeal of that vintage. The 2005 reveals a black/purple color and a gorgeous nose of graphite, creme de cassis, incense, smoke, and spice. Very tannic, with moderately high acidity, and huge extract and richness, this is a monster wine that has more in common with a top cuvee of regular Hermitage than with St.-Joseph. I suspect this wine will need 8-10 years of cellaring, and keep 30-40 years. Food and wine matching: Red meat, game and cheese.
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