The best wines from Guigal are generally considered his Cote Rotie's but the Hermitage doesn't lag far behind. On the other hand, their Hermitage is much more affordable and is certainly worth looking at. Purple in color, opaque and shimmering bright. The nose has black raspberries, clay, spice, some oak, violets and smoke. Full bodied. Firm tannins. Well balanced. On the palate, there is plenty of black raspberry fruit but overall this wine needs time. Plenty of impenetrable depth. Great texture. Long finish. Ideally hold this for another seven to ten years and drink over the next fifteen years. Great on its own but better with food. This would work very nicely with (vegetarian) Chili.