E. GUIGAL HERMITAGE - 1999
From Northern Rhone, this Syrah has alcohol content of 13%.
Dark ruby color and medium-bodied. Incredibly smooth with ultra-fine tannins. Non-existent alcohol. Toasty oak with smoke, olive and rubber on the nose. Meaty with red and black fruits. Fresh plum and cherries on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is about as sleek, soft and silky as they come. The alcohol is so beautifully integrated that you could convince someone that there isn't any in the bottle. Elegant and classy. Retails for around $45. Hard to recommend at that price.