Louis Barruol

La Pierrelle Hermitage Syrah

9.379 ratings
9.417 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Dark cherry and a brooding deep palate. Hints of licorice, some leather. It’s ripe and intense. Long too. Good.

Dark cherry and a brooding deep palate. Hints of licorice, some leather. It’s ripe and intense. Long too. Good.

Apr 13th, 2020
William Hughes

The granite hillside of Hermitage becomes a force only because of the vignerons letting the place speak for itself. Louis Barruol has 30-50 year old Syrah vines that are in their prime. About 90% of the fruit is destemmed and no new oak is used to age the wine. The 2011 is just hitting stride. That vintage produced wines that are certainly age-worthy, but ready to drink earlier than say a classic like 2010. Plenty of fruit here; black currant, blackberry, citrus oil, along with dark chocolate, black pepper, savory herbs and violets. I'd drink this this through 2026 (if I had any more). Tastes much juicier than the 13% ABV.

The granite hillside of Hermitage becomes a force only because of the vignerons letting the place speak for itself. Louis Barruol has 30-50 year old Syrah vines that are in their prime. About 90% of the fruit is destemmed and no new oak is used to age the wine. The 2011 is just hitting stride. That vintage produced wines that are certainly age-worthy, but ready to drink earlier than say a classic like 2010. Plenty of fruit here; black currant, blackberry, citrus oil, along with dark chocolate, black pepper, savory herbs and violets. I'd drink this this through 2026 (if I had any more). Tastes much juicier than the 13% ABV.

Jul 14th, 2017
Douglas Braun

2013 -Vintage - Absolutely stunning on the nose boysenberry berry violets roasted meat , tanned leather , slight oak background great acidity works great with BbQ

2013 -Vintage - Absolutely stunning on the nose boysenberry berry violets roasted meat , tanned leather , slight oak background great acidity works great with BbQ

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2021
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.2

Roasted meat, burnt wood in the nose. Can't really call it quintessential because it's my first Hermitage! Crushed rock, white pepper, wild mushroom, cured meat. The definition of finesse. Though gorgeous, it's closed up and needs ten years! See ya then.

Roasted meat, burnt wood in the nose. Can't really call it quintessential because it's my first Hermitage! Crushed rock, white pepper, wild mushroom, cured meat. The definition of finesse. Though gorgeous, it's closed up and needs ten years! See ya then.

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2017
Drew DiMatteo

A beautiful fig like quality in the mid-palate, @KermitLynchWine never disappoints. #Hermitage

A beautiful fig like quality in the mid-palate, @KermitLynchWine never disappoints. #Hermitage

Jan 9th, 2016
Christopher Stadler

Young but in the mood for baller syrah. Opened early for prime rib christmas dinner. Rockstar wine without the exuberance!

Young but in the mood for baller syrah. Opened early for prime rib christmas dinner. Rockstar wine without the exuberance!

Dec 25th, 2015
Bill Wenzlau

Rocks. Inspiration for our new block.

Rocks. Inspiration for our new block.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Ryan Foss

Absolute monster that needs 5-10. Lots of potential.

Absolute monster that needs 5-10. Lots of potential.

Aug 18th, 2015
Les Huisman

Tight. Young and tight

Tight. Young and tight

Aug 12th, 2016
Carter Pelham

Brief notes on this.

Pretty wine, deep red fruits. Don't get as much of the peppery or bacony notes, they might have been obscured by the herbed stuffed bacon wrapped chicken pairing 😉

Brief notes on this.

Pretty wine, deep red fruits. Don't get as much of the peppery or bacony notes, they might have been obscured by the herbed stuffed bacon wrapped chicken pairing 😉

Jun 1st, 2021