E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Blanc 2018 (92 VM)
“Pale gold. Ripe, smoke-tinged orchard and pit fruit aromas are complicated by succulent herbs and honeysuckle flourishes. Creamy and seamless on the palate, offering densely packed pear and white peach flavors that take on a bitter orange pith note. Shows impressive power and lively cut on the clinging finish, which echoes the pear and floral notes.”
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.