2016 E. Guigal Ermitage 'Ex-Voto' Rhone
The white Hermitage "Ex-Voto" is a wine of remarkable aromatic complexity. Aromas of acacia flowers, honey and toasted notes characterize this great white wine produced only in exceptional vintages.
While no red Ex Voto was made in 2016, the 2016 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is brilliant, offering classic, powerful notes of Asian spices, toasted bread, acacia flowers, and crushed rocks as well as tons of quince and stone fruit notes. This beauty is full-bodied, multi-dimensional, and already impossible to resist. It’s going to evolve for 20-25 years or more.
Hints of toasted marshmallow appear on the nose of Guigal's 2016 Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc, but they're just grace notes accenting deep flavors of ripe peaches and melon. Full-bodied, silky and rich, yet with a deep core of reserved power.