Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2013

Gearing up for the big Rhône trip. This Chave was drinking well for a 2013 but still a little on the young side, began to open up after about 2h in the decanter, still a fantastic wine, supple, elegant, incredible nose. — 3 days ago

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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Giddy Up!

Domaine du Colombier

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2011

Vintage 2011 this has developed beautiful: half transparant colour, velvety approach on the tongue. Tremendous good smell of flint, stable and red fruit, vannila and cedar. Peppers, of course a lot of Peppers. Paired with ribeye from the bbq, makes me very happy. — 14 hours ago

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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2013

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

I pulled this out as a bonus bottle as I wanted to compare it against the other C-H. This was significantly darker in profile. Violets, underripe blackberry, charcoal, and a streak of iron down the middle. Chewy tannins.
— 12 days ago

Jack ThompsonMichael RaridenBill Makens
with Jack, Michael and 2 others
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Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Looks like a fun tasting.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 1989

Classic Hermitage nose, red & black fruits, smoked meat, leather, iron, herbs, pepper. Expressive sweet, silky palate, cherry liqueur, olives, beautifully balanced. Another wow bottle. — 2 days ago

David Schachter
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Amr, Steve and 1 other liked this


Hermitage Syrah 2008

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

Drinking really nice right now. Black peppercorn spice, roasted dark red and black fruits, and some smoked meat. Didn’t pick up a lot of iron. Smooth. Good acidity and tannin. Thanks
@Bill Makens
— 12 days ago

Michael RaridenJack ThompsonBill Makens
with Michael, Jack and 2 others
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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2003

Jaune or
Nez épicé miellé Pierre chaude
Bouche dense sans notion d alcool superbe gourmande avec l impression de croquer dans un fruit jaune finale dense rocailleuse
La classe pour un millesime comme 2003
— 16 hours ago

picolator El Vibro
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Billy liked this

Maison Nicolas Perrin

Hermitage Blanc

Golden. Heavy but smooth. Odd flavor to start, but it gets better as it warms up. Apricot and honeysuckle. — 3 days ago

Domaine des Rémizières

Cuvée Émilie Hermitage Syrah 1999

Smoky, meaty, peppery, dark fruited Syrah. Barnyard, damp earth and black tea.
On the more modern side of the spectrum in its adolescence, but nowadays, as a grown-up, it’s starting to show a more gentle and nuanced personality.
I do not reach RP/Jeb-scores, but this certainly is a 93 in my book.
— 9 days ago

Billy, Thijs and 6 others liked this

J. V. Fleury

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Light nose of blueberries, currants, plums, oak, licorice, spices, espresso, red candy, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, black tea and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, tobacco leaf, vegetables, vinaigrette, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a young Syrah from Northern Rhône. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good by itself or with food. Better after 2 hours of airtime when it shows the tannins.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of additional bottle time.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it was really good with Brie cheese.

100% Syrah grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 6 days ago

Douglas, Dick and 21 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2011

Excellent Northern Rhône Syrah. Great balance of aromas and flavors. Cherry fruit that is encompassed by tar, meat and leather. A little bit of peppery spice. — a day ago

Kasey Vanderhoff
with Kasey