Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah

9.220 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Scarlet tawny. Dark but translucent. Black cherry, some menthol. Woody. With air this powers up and has a big impact. Balanced in the mouth, with plenty of stuffing for a long life in front of it. The acidity is vibrant. Long finish.

Scarlet tawny. Dark but translucent. Black cherry, some menthol. Woody. With air this powers up and has a big impact. Balanced in the mouth, with plenty of stuffing for a long life in front of it. The acidity is vibrant. Long finish.

Aug 17th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Drinking near perfect, but would wonder if a few more years could be beneficial? 6+ hours in the decanter before it started to open tonight. Leather, earthy, red berries, a wonderful Syrah, with a flavor profile leaning towards Burgundy.

Drinking near perfect, but would wonder if a few more years could be beneficial? 6+ hours in the decanter before it started to open tonight. Leather, earthy, red berries, a wonderful Syrah, with a flavor profile leaning towards Burgundy.

Jan 29th, 2017
Evan Bienstock

Opened a little funky but that blew off and it showed real elegance and grace. Soft and velvety mouthfeel. Just terrific.

Opened a little funky but that blew off and it showed real elegance and grace. Soft and velvety mouthfeel. Just terrific.

Dec 5th, 2019
Yury Glazkov

Having 1999 bottle. Not a typical Syrah, has scents of lac on the first nose, although very elegant and balanced on the palette.

Having 1999 bottle. Not a typical Syrah, has scents of lac on the first nose, although very elegant and balanced on the palette.

Nov 23rd, 2019
michael

Nose: plumb dark cherry dark licorice smoke minerality taste: smooth dark cherry dark licorice smoke tobacco pepper

Nose: plumb dark cherry dark licorice smoke minerality taste: smooth dark cherry dark licorice smoke tobacco pepper

Mar 25th, 2018
LM Segal

Even a notch better than my last one, tannins completely resolved, so big but yet light, everything’s together, heading to Burgville. Seek out, it’s a value with good provenance, but drink soon.

Even a notch better than my last one, tannins completely resolved, so big but yet light, everything’s together, heading to Burgville. Seek out, it’s a value with good provenance, but drink soon.

Dec 15th, 2017
LM Segal

Another wow wine in the line up, took a while for a barnyard stank to blow off, but when it did, Syrah in its sweet spot. Brambly dark fruit, all soft edges, fading tannins in a perfect place. 2 minute finish. Outstanding.

Another wow wine in the line up, took a while for a barnyard stank to blow off, but when it did, Syrah in its sweet spot. Brambly dark fruit, all soft edges, fading tannins in a perfect place. 2 minute finish. Outstanding.

Jun 2nd, 2017
Jeroen Koenen

Gorgeous stuff.

Gorgeous stuff.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Conrad Green

Broad and ripe. Noticeable wood. Good broad fruit. A bit undefined

Broad and ripe. Noticeable wood. Good broad fruit. A bit undefined

Dec 1st, 2016
Peter Keohan

Very underwhelming

Very underwhelming

Nov 20th, 2015