Tardieu-Laurent

Hermitage Syrah

9.296 ratings
9.224 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny, opaque. Nice meaty nose with notes of black fruit, moist dark soil, some menthol and some slate stone. Soft and delicate in the mouth, with no tannins or rough edges. This is at peak or just a bit past... but a nice drinker right now. Good effort for the vintage.

Dark tawny, opaque. Nice meaty nose with notes of black fruit, moist dark soil, some menthol and some slate stone. Soft and delicate in the mouth, with no tannins or rough edges. This is at peak or just a bit past... but a nice drinker right now. Good effort for the vintage.

Feb 2nd, 2021
Mike Saviage

Murky dark tawny. Opaque. Exotic nose. Notes of black fruit, menthol, smoked meat, some bacon and some spice. Rich and luscious in the mouth. Tasted blind one might guess La La. Great juice that is still early in its journey.

Murky dark tawny. Opaque. Exotic nose. Notes of black fruit, menthol, smoked meat, some bacon and some spice. Rich and luscious in the mouth. Tasted blind one might guess La La. Great juice that is still early in its journey.

Jul 4th, 2020
Conrad Green

Still young. Thick, some gnarly notes. Pretty intense. Decent

Still young. Thick, some gnarly notes. Pretty intense. Decent

Oct 19th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

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

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

Apr 10th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Tawny color, opaque. Interesting but not (as in the past) flamboyant nose. Notes of ripe black cherries, rhubarb, pepper and a little menthol. At first this is dull but with a couple hours of air it blossoms and you get rich silky fruit matched against a great pucker of acidity. Thought this bottle looked beat up and was maybe not as good as past examples. I was wrong. Plenty of life ahead of it.

Tawny color, opaque. Interesting but not (as in the past) flamboyant nose. Notes of ripe black cherries, rhubarb, pepper and a little menthol. At first this is dull but with a couple hours of air it blossoms and you get rich silky fruit matched against a great pucker of acidity. Thought this bottle looked beat up and was maybe not as good as past examples. I was wrong. Plenty of life ahead of it.

Mar 7th, 2018
Matt Lasater

This was so much fun. A dark and savory wine in a very sexy way. Peppercorns, meat, roasted blackberries, crushed violets, leather and smoke. I really expected more oak but this was very integrated.

This was so much fun. A dark and savory wine in a very sexy way. Peppercorns, meat, roasted blackberries, crushed violets, leather and smoke. I really expected more oak but this was very integrated.

Nov 18th, 2017
Becky George

Winemaker Kelly Fleming Wines

9.1

Still young and vibrant on the palate. Earthy, mushroomy with compote, spicy aromatics.

Still young and vibrant on the palate. Earthy, mushroomy with compote, spicy aromatics.

Apr 25th, 2017
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.5

Solid, average Syrah. Very topical without a whole lot of depth and complexity.

Solid, average Syrah. Very topical without a whole lot of depth and complexity.

Nov 24th, 2016
David Dunphy

Quite perfect with Guinea Hen with Endives in creme fraiche...the bacon in the dish was ideal in drawing the gamy Syrah out and softening it's edges.

Quite perfect with Guinea Hen with Endives in creme fraiche...the bacon in the dish was ideal in drawing the gamy Syrah out and softening it's edges.

Jan 1st, 2016
Bill Bender

A little tired but still solid

A little tired but still solid

Sep 26th, 2015