Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2013

Lockdown celeb 2. Entry level hermitage for a friend to try. Rather dissapointed. Definitely pepperu and light but not very complex. Rather dull and lock up. Bitter and hollow — 10 days ago

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Domaine Rousset

Les Picaudiéres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass

Best terroir in Crozes. Nose is herbal, rocky, with bright berry fruit, super mineral and loamy. Loads of wet earth, almost moss. Blackberry coming with air. Palate is exquisite, complex, bacony, meaty, juicy and so so deep. So fresh and pure. Exceptional density and loads of granitic minerality. Long and complex with terrific restrained opulence. Lovely. Really showing well. — 14 days ago

Josh, Dawn and 10 others liked this

Domaine du Colombier

Hermitage Syrah 2017

Another baby! — 11 hours ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Thats just a shame to that, can’t believe you raided total wine last night, I saw you running with a few bottles

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Syrah 1990


1990 JL Chave Hermitage Syrah. Drank with pork chops. Roses, sour cherry, blueberries, lead, ox blood. Decanted over an hour before serving, but it kept getting better through the night. I think I preferred the 2000 Chave bottle from the other night. More complexity to it. Neither of us loved this wine as much as we thought we would, but still delicious. This is definitely a “food wine.” Next time, we should we decant 2-3 hours before serving. — 16 days ago

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Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Syrah 2001

2020/5, I think with grilled lamb. A big bouquet of black olives and meat on opening, with black berries peeking out later. Plenty of acidity too. The fruit is lightening a bit so I’m not sure if this will “hold” per se, but am curious to see what happens with the aromas in my last 2 bottles — 9 days ago

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Delas Frères

Marquise de la Tourette Hermitage Syrah 2013

Ruby with pronounced aromas of ripe dark fruits and exotic spices. On the palate ripe cherry and plum with rustic spices and some tea notes. Fine ripe tannins, with slight grippy edge, hints of oak on medium+ finish ending with fruit and slight mineral tones. Nice Hermitage. — 16 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jalets Crozes Hermitage Syrah

2017 vintage. Textbook Crozes-Hermitage. Bright black fruit and vivid Northern Rhône Syrah acidity. Finishes with an attractive peppery punch. Great evolution in the glass. A versatile food wine too. Terrific value at less than 15 euros. Abv. 13,5 %. — 10 days ago

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Georges Lelektsoglou

La Cerisaie Hermitage Red Rhone Blend 2017

Lyle Fass

The very rare Greek Hermitage is just wow. Sick nose of blackberry, blueberry, herbs, lavender, granite, so so so aromatic. So vivid, wafting and detailed. Huge huge granite. 9.7 nose. Just amazing. Palate is so young but will good. Stunningly concentrated but so elegant. with black fruits and velvety tannins. So opulent, with just massive power and depth. This is so grand in every way. Regal. This will open up and I’ll be back as my score will go higher. From 9.5 to 9.7 with air. What texture, what power, what finesse. This is world class. What a finish. — 20 days ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Lyle Fass can you get me a bottle? 310.363.1106
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@Rob Brobst III il text you but it’s likely sold out. Only 60 cases made.

Maison Denuzière

Aphrodite Condrieu Viognier 2016

Star bright pale straw. Subtle nose of white flowers and white pepper. Full-bodied palate with medium minus acidity yields soft white peach, Meyer lemon, and honeysuckle. Smooth and silky, but not oily, mouthfeel. None of the “darkness” on the finish that can occupy many New World Viogniers. Instead, the soft bright fruit and floral notes continue through the end. The low acidity is balanced by the bright fruit making this a great food wine for hearty poultry, fish, or root dishes, particularly those with a cream or light cheese sauce. The gold standard for Viognier. Drink now through 2021. — 3 days ago

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Byron C Mayes

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Second night, just as good as the first!

David Reynaud

Le Croix Vielles Vignes Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

Vintage 2011 / a frivolous smell with raspberry, a high acidity. Good balance. Fine wine. / Paired with grilled entrecote and vegetables from the oven — 18 days ago

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