Hermitage, Northern Rhône

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Blanc Hermitage Marsanne 2013

Not feeling the love tonight. I have had this vintage before and it has been magical. Love this wine. Usually a very complex oily joy. But tonight’s has been a bit harsh. Don’t think it’s spoiled but it’s definitely off. So let’s see how it does tomorrow. Some strong flinty elements but not much of the usual peach and apricot. Crossing fingers for better news on part 2 — a day ago

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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Nice wine especially for the price. Dark and brooding in the glass. One of the more Syrah-y syrahs that we have had. Green olive on the nose. Deep black fruits. Tannins are unresolved - not surprising given the age. But the acid is there in a great way, and holds this together. One to try in several years - too young now. — 15 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

John Howard

Delicious and dense. A bit over extracted? Still killer with a skirt steak. — 8 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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What ISN’T overextracted these days?

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1983

Tobacco, plum, fig and beef broth. — 13 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Monier de La Sizeranne Hermitage Syrah

History of Chapoutier family dates back to the early 19th century when current owner Michel Chapoutier’s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased estate & famous l’Hermitage vineyards. Medium Ruby with aromas of rich red/black fruits and spice. On the palate raspberry, cherry & black currant flavors with notes of oak. Firm tannins, well balanced ending with fruit, spice and cedar. Very nice! Tasting Sample. Has lots of room to bottle evolve. — 13 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Delectable thinks this is a “Viognier blend”? Huh.
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@Delectable Wine the Sizeranne is made from Syrah. 🙂

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 2009

A wonderful wine especially after the disappointment of the 2007 opened before this one. Slight tinge of golden yellow. Spicy and savory with excellent length. — 2 days ago

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Gauthier Brothers

Crozes-Hermitage Red Rhone Blend 2017

Lyle Fass

In a great place. Blackberry, pepper, leather. Palate is super fresh, peppery and deep. So pure and nice low key complexity. Nice freshness and purity. Velvety tannins. Very classic. Last bottle was better. But not by much. — 16 days ago

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Gauthier Brothers

Crozes-Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2019

This is really really good. A wine to have with food. Not over the top. Wow. A wine to buy a case of.

Nose is so mineral. Hint of tropical fruit. As it opens so elegant.

Palate is mostly mineral. First impression is almost chablisien. Then you get some nice tropical fruit. Great balance. As it opens a mountain stream infused with peaches and papayas. So elegant. Like tropical Chablis. Delicious in an elegant way.

Not a lot of affordable drinkable rhone wines. Especially when young. You can have this with fish, veggies, chicken.

Bought from fass selections.
— 14 days ago

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Louis Barruol

La Pierrelle Hermitage Syrah 2015

Brief notes on this.

Pretty wine, deep red fruits. Don't get as much of the peppery or bacony notes, they might have been obscured by the herbed stuffed bacon wrapped chicken pairing 😉
— 20 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah

1988. Le plus beau Chave à vie Magistrale !!!! Rien de moins. — 15 days ago

Mario, Severn and 18 others liked this
David L

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Yet another one
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Wow!! Cheers!