E. Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto 2006
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Eye: Deep dark ruby colour with mauve tints.
Nose: Black fruits, leather, liquorice, coffee flavour and oriental spices.
Palate: Powerful attack with richness and an important tannic structure. This wine expression fully the terroir trough its finesse and the strength of its tannins.
Overall: Great ageing potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavour and colour.
The opaque purple-colored 2006 Hermitage Ex-Voto reveals notes of black fruits, graphite, ink and acacia flowers along with fabulous intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, good acidity and high, but sweet tannins that caress the palate. Despite having spent 42 months in barrel, it remains a youthful wine that should age effortlessly for 30+ years.
Score: 95+, Robert Parker, February 2011
A very dense, slightly brawny version, delivering a mix of crushed currant and warm fig sauce aromas and flavors that are liberally framed with bittersweet cocoa and roasted espresso notes. The dark, anise- and graphite-filled finish needs some time to settle into itself. Best from 2011 through 2021. 725 cases made.
Score: 94, James Molesworth, September 30, 2010
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