Hermitage, Northern Rhône

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. Theme was “bring something good”. All wines (minus the bubbles and SB) were tasted blind.

This was opened after the BS was corked. Needed only about 30mins to blow off some funk and then settled in as expected. Not funky, and not as much iron as I would have thought. The fruit is all stewed and muddled, mainly red and black fruits, with red clay, oregano, and chewy fig. Drink up.
— 7 days ago

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Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Syrah 2013

Evolution in a bottle right here. Over about 2 hours in a decanter. Just fantastic and perfect partner to a great dinner. — 12 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1996

Vegetal and tangy purple fruit. Sour cherry, bramble blackcurrant, salinity iron and some stink. Very feral and lively. Good stuff. — 13 days ago

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Domaine les Alexandrins

Séduction Crozes-Hermitage Red Rhone Blend 2013

Lyle Fass

Simply awesome. Nose of ripe blackberry, almost a coulis, lovely granite and olive and smoke. Gorgeous. So pure and deep. Rich and ripe with beautiful pure blackberry and raspberry fruit and loaded with granite, smoke and olive. Elegant and velvety tannins and terrific acidity and freshness. — 14 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 5 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2001

Haha... just wrong. One of the most well integrated wines I have ever had. Thrown off not getting the typical smoked meat/ olive tapenade characteristics of northern Rhône. Dark red fruits, slate, gamy, fresh pepper and the right amount of funk. Simply sublime — 5 days ago

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Domaine du Colombier

Crozes-Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2015

Deep brassy-gold. Nose is very interesting: apricot, wet carbon steel, and a sweet umami-like note that slightly conjures anchovy. Deep and extremely low-toned flavors. Very Marsanne in its broad, low-toned notes and almost pungent, slightly bitter mineral finish. Unusual, but it works. — 5 days ago

Severn, Rick and 10 others liked this

Domaine du Colombier

Cuvée Gaby Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2016

Some oak on the nose on open. Blows off after 30 palate is mildly rich with some apricots. A hint of spice. Subtly mineral. Good with the right kind of food. Not super acidic. Enough to balance the fruit — 6 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Wine is way better than your note. Wait till today.

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah 2012

Extremely tight upon opening, but incredible a few hours after decanting. Predominant intense blackberry purée. Peppery candied black currants with a little watermelon jolly rancher. Smokey KC barbecue sauce. This wine is going to be amazing in 20 years. Thanks to MacMillan for the very generous donation. — 11 days ago

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M. Chapoutier

Monier de La Sizeranne Hermitage Syrah 2011

Was lucky enough to try again. 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. Aromas of rich red fruits and elegant spice. On the palate raspberry, cherry & currant flavors with notes of floral and oak. Firm tight Rustic tannins that ease up a bit with time, well balanced ending with spice and cedar. Very nice! Tasting Sample. Has lots of room to bottle evolve. — 15 days ago

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Emmanuel Darnaud

Au Fil du Temps Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass

So good. Lovely subtle oak spice with big blackberry coulis fruit and spices on the nose. Huge depth on the nose. You could swim in the layers. Palate is so ripe, so rich and so dense with dazzling purity and freshness. Wow. This is just incredible. So fresh yet so opulent and deep. That’s what the best 15’s have to offer. Spectacular. — 12 days ago

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