Guigal, Hermitage, rouge 1969
2.5cm - 3.0cm; one 3.5cm
1969 capped the end of a trio of excellent vintages across the Rhône Valley...one could even argue all of France. 1966 & 1964 complete the hattrick.
93 Points CellarTracker Member
This bottle was quite an upside surprise and certainly the most youthful of the 1969’s sampled this month. Sweet berry fruit mixed nicely with leather and earth accents. Mature for sure but holding its color and fruit remarkably well. (93) 1/2/2020
95 Points CellarTracker Member
I was pleasantly surprised how good this was for a 40-year old wine. This was a half-bottle, with good fill, and the cork came out clean. At first, there was only a musty smell and acid, but it plumped up nicely after a half-hour or so and it kept getting better for a while. The mustiness blew off and there was brilliant red fruit with a lot of structure remaining. Incredible! 10/10/2009