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2000 E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2004

($40) Aromas of orange blossom, almond, marzipan and dried flowers. Enticing flavors of orange blossom and nuts, with very ripe notes of apricot and pineapple. Rounded out nicely with aeration, showing a more tropical character. Finishes tactile, firm and long.

90-93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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90 - 93 points from Parker !!
E. GUIGAL HERMITAGE BLANC 2000 Wine Advocate #147 (Jun 2003) Rating: (90-93) points "The 2000 Hermitage blanc is one of the finest examples I have tasted from Guigal. It boasts notes of orange marmalade intermixed with honeysuckle, minerals, and roasted nuts as well as a long, textured, full-bodied finish. This big, broad effort is more accessible than the 1999 (due to lower acidity and riper fruit), but should also be long-lived. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2016."- Robert Parker, Jr.


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