E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Blanc 2017 (92 VM)
“Translucent yellow. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of fresh pear, tangerine and white peach are complemented by a jasmine nuance that builds with air. Round and seamless in texture, offering densely packed orchard and pit fruit flavors that are sharpened by a refreshingly bitter lemon pith accent. Finishes smooth, broad and very long, leaving suave floral and mineral notes behind.”
While the reds of Saint-Joseph are today one of the most exciting stories in the Rhone Valley, the minuscule production of whites, in the hands of the best producers, are absolutely thrilling and in a perhaps less extreme way than the other great whites of the region, namely in Hermitage and Condrieu. Get them while they're still affordable.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.