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1999 E. Guigal Hermitage
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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2003

($55) Bright ruby-red. Red berries, gunflint, violet and a hint of chocolatey oak on the nose. Juicy and penetrating, with intense but unevolved cassis and mineral flavors framed by sound acidity. Shifts to a higher gear on the back end, finishing spicy, stony, aromatic and long, with very fine tannins. This may be even better than it's showing today.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Big wine, still needs some time
by Daybell
Lots of finesse and character but ultimately not perfection, a nose of dark fruit and delicatessen with hints of raisin, lots of structure but finish was still a bit high in glycerin and burnt, can easily mature another 5 years.


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