« The treasures are born in the very heart of the most legendary of the illustrious plots of the Maison Guigal. These precious bottles are as coveted as they are rare and have benefited from extreme care at every stage of the process, from the vine to the cellars. They are the sole incarnation of the inspiration and inheritance of centuries of viticulture in an exceptional terroir »

"Ex-Voto" - Red

L’Ermitage « Ex-Voto » is endowed with an impressive tannic structure. It is a concentrated, elegant wine. Produced only in exceptional vintages, it has great ageing potential.

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. " Bessards " 30% of the area. Granite. 0.65 Ha " Greffieux " 30% of the area. Calloutis du würm. 0.65 Ha " Murands " 20% of the area. Alluvia fluvio-glaciaires and pebbles. 0.45 Ha " Hermite " 20% of the area loess plateau and clay sand silt. 0.45 Ha

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

40 to 90 years


Pumping over in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks.. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration.


42 months in new oak.

Average yield

35 Hl/Hectare.


Eye : Deep dark ruby colour with mauve tints.
Nose : Black fruits, leather, liquorice, coffee flavour and oriental spices.
Palate : Powerful attack with richness and an important tannic structure. This wine expression fully the terroir trough its finesse and the strength of its tannins.
Overall : Great ageing potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavour and colour.

Our comment

Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Ermitage Ex-Voto is the expression of a sincere desire to own vines in the Hermitage appellation and to produce an exceptional wine which reflects the soul of this prestigious appellation of the Rhône Valley.

Vintages 2017


Score : (93 - 96)

There was no 2016 Ex Voto bottled, as the sample lots ended up being blended into the regular bottling. Guigal's 2017 Ermitage Ex Voto looks to be another solid effort, more red fruited than the 2015, with raspberry and cherry fruit accented by hints of licorice and peppery spice. It's full-bodied and expansive but firm, with dusty tannins on the long finish. Joe Czerwinski



Score : 97-99

The 2017 Hermitage Ex Voto shows the sunny, sexy side of the vintage yet backs it up with a dense, concentrated style. Ripe black fruits, smoked earth, toasted bread, and exotic spice all define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied, structured, and powerful on the palate. Like most 2017s, it’s going to have some early accessibility due to the wealth of fruit, yet it’s going to benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age. Jeb Dunnuck


A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

35 years ...

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