Luyton Michéle

Hermitage Syrah

9.212 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matthew Cohen

Wow. What an interesting wine. A hint of Brett that blows off. Nose is very Pretty. Lavendar with a hint of spice. Palate is sweet fruit. Spice. Beautiful internal aromatics. Licorice finish. Great acidity. More like Vilma’s than hermitage which makes No sense unless you’ve had it. A great wine to drink to see the full range of Syrah. I’d love to try a bottle in ten years to see what it tastes like. A very atypical geeky wine. Very glad I had this.

Wow. What an interesting wine. A hint of Brett that blows off. Nose is very Pretty. Lavendar with a hint of spice. Palate is sweet fruit. Spice. Beautiful internal aromatics. Licorice finish. Great acidity. More like Vilma’s than hermitage which makes No sense unless you’ve had it. A great wine to drink to see the full range of Syrah. I’d love to try a bottle in ten years to see what it tastes like. A very atypical geeky wine. Very glad I had this.

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2017
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.1

2011. Gorgeous after some air. Savory mixes with black fruit. Excellent acidity and firm tannins, very good balance. Supremely satisfying wine.

2011. Gorgeous after some air. Savory mixes with black fruit. Excellent acidity and firm tannins, very good balance. Supremely satisfying wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Captivating in its youth, this is in a great place to check in on it before it starts to cross into maturity (which by my guess will start in 4-6 years and go to 20 easy). Intensity and finesse, with purple flowers, garrigue, pepper, tar, currants, strawberry, and raspberry. The ripe tannin are buried in the fleshy texture. The fruit clarity is insane, not sweet, not ripe tasting, just very precise and clear. Sick length, 1+ minutes of the red fruits spiked with garrigue and violets. #luyton #hermitage #hillofhermitage #syrah

Captivating in its youth, this is in a great place to check in on it before it starts to cross into maturity (which by my guess will start in 4-6 years and go to 20 easy). Intensity and finesse, with purple flowers, garrigue, pepper, tar, currants, strawberry, and raspberry. The ripe tannin are buried in the fleshy texture. The fruit clarity is insane, not sweet, not ripe tasting, just very precise and clear. Sick length, 1+ minutes of the red fruits spiked with garrigue and violets. #luyton #hermitage #hillofhermitage #syrah

Mar 13th, 2016
Deborah Heath

Beau's birthday Hermitage!

Beau's birthday Hermitage!

Mar 1st, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Utterly classic. So gamey, so rich, so sappy, so young. Terrific wine and value.

Utterly classic. So gamey, so rich, so sappy, so young. Terrific wine and value.

Dec 29th, 2014
Matthew Cohen

Still has that gorgeous feminine nose but now has more oomph on the palate.

Still has that gorgeous feminine nose but now has more oomph on the palate.

Jul 17th, 2015
Matthew Cohen

Sweet integrated wood on the nose. Good structure with sweet fruit and lovely lilac internal aromatics. Drinkable but needs a couple of years to fully integrate. A feminine hermitage.

Sweet integrated wood on the nose. Good structure with sweet fruit and lovely lilac internal aromatics. Drinkable but needs a couple of years to fully integrate. A feminine hermitage.

Nov 14th, 2014
Flavio Menezes

Flavio had this 3 years ago

Flavio had this 3 years ago

Feb 24th, 2017