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2009 E. Guigal Ermitage Ex-Voto
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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

Dark purple.  Seductive aromas of cassis, cherry compote and floral pastilles are lifted by peppery spices and smoky minerals.  Sweet and expansive in the mouth, with a chewy texture to the vibrant blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors.  Supple tannins come on late and are quickly absorbed into the wine's dense fruit.  Finishes on a smoky note, with outstanding clarity and lift and sweet, penetrating persistence.  Stash this one away in a dark corner of the cellar and forget it for a long time.

99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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