Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1995

2021/2/27 with delivery from Joel Robuchon. Many of the greatest aged red wines (with many of the greatest meals) that I’ve had have been Chave Hermitage, and here was another. The great Syrahs of the Northern Rhône become so magical with age - it enhances them as much or more than any other wine - and this is as good as they come. Astonishing aromas of roasted game, olives, black berries and spices, deep and rich yet translucent and fresh on the palate. — 7 days ago

Ira, Mario and 15 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2010

First bottle corked. Arg!
Bottle 2
Dark, rich sweet black raspberry with cassis and plum fruit. Enticing accent notes of graphite, tamari, violets and white pepper. Palate is still primary with black fruits and mineral, salty touches wrapped in superb fruit based tannins. Fresh on the finish with red raspberry and plum with mineral spine. Throughly enjoyable now and I expect over the next 3 to 5 years.
— 9 days ago

Patrick Jasmin

La Chevaliere 2018

Lyle Fass

Big, ebbullient and deep nose. Black berry, black cherry, granite, some herbs as well. Very pretty and very refined for a Chevaliere. Palate is dense, juicy and explosive with awesome tiny berry red fruited intensity and a lovely granite cleanse on the finish and then a lovely hit of olive. Juicy and really nice tannins. This needs more finesse to be a Cote Rotie but it is close! Terrific power and concentration. Lovely wine. — 6 days ago

LM, Dick and 4 others liked this


Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

Crunchy Croze « on the fruit ». Open nose, soft and fresh mouth with a nice volume typical of fairly natural wines. Beautiful, soft shades support the primary explosive notes of black, purple, iris, peppery and smoked fruits. Immediate pleasure, very greedy. Very nice wine to share as early as the aperitif.

Croze croquant sur le fruit. Nez ouvert, bouche souple et fraîche avec un beau volume typique des vins assez natures. De belles nuances réglissées, soutiennent les notes explosives primaires de fruits noirs, violette, iris, poivrées et fumées. Plaisir immédiat, très gourmand. Vin très sympa à partager dès l’apéro.
— 7 days ago

Tom, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Franck Balthazar

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

This is so good for the price. Savory black olives for days, along with bright clean fruit and surprising flavor depth. — a day ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Mike, Josh and 11 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Monier de La Sizeranne Hermitage Viognier Blend

This was the 2006 red, which drank very well, good fruit and acidity to match, will continue to drink well for years to come.. — 9 days ago

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 2003

Brilliant gold in the glass. Peppery vanilla, grilled chicken, antiqueshop and tropical flowers on the nose.
Mouthful of sabayon, blonde tobacco, orange marmelade, saffron, pine nuts and vanilla.
Looooong resounding finish.
Mighty, impressive and convincing wine.
— 11 days ago

Ivor, Willem and 18 others liked this

Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Syrah 2009

Cracked open an owc tonight to see what this was like. Rich, full bodied with nice structure showing good balance & length. Notes of dark fruits, meat, pepper, mineral, dried herbs, smoke & tobacco. — 15 days ago

Neil, Alex and 8 others liked this

René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Yummy natural Syrah. Great nose, pepper, some light VA that integrates nicely. Inky. Delicious. — 8 days ago

Ellen Christen
with Ellen
Ira, Josh and 2 others liked this

Gauthier Brothers

Crozes-Hermitage Red Rhone Blend 2017

Nose is elegant gut of a warm hare. Blackberry flowers.

Palate is mineral. Elegant blackberries.

Very elegant for a crozes. Not sure what I would guess blind.

Very good. But not typical.
— 18 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 4 others liked this