Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Chailles Cornas Syrah 2018

100% Syrah with a medium ruby hue and medium(+) aromas and flavors that emerge from the glass with a balance of ripe cherry, red plum, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, boysenberry next to violet, black peppercorn, cured meat, smoke, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla, clove, nutmeg and cardamom.

This wine has complexity for days with fine-grained, integrated tannins, high alcohol (14%), a round mouthfeel, and lingering finish.

An excellent pairing with ribeye on the grill (marinated in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and aged balsamic). So delish.
— 2 days ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Lyle and 14 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2019

This was outstanding. Honeysuckle and a hint of Meyer lemon drove this beauty. Crisp yet refined with a long finish. — 3 days ago

Iwan, Joe and 9 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1985

1985 vintage. Wandered into an "in progress" tasting. Open (not decanted) for an hour before tasting. Light-medium body. Good color. Reticent nose with a slightly charcoal flavor profile. Tasted directly after a non-pic/forgotten 1er Cru 1990 red Burg (9.6) and just before the 1985 Sassicia (9.3). First World probs. Burg won the day. 3.1.24. — 3 days ago

Daniel, Bob and 17 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2009

Great stuff. Met all expectations and more. Full span of fruit, spices and more, with an everlasting finish. Just hope I could find other bottles on shelves. — 14 days ago

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Shay A

A bottle I contributed during a trip to Napa’s Premiere Napa Valley week. This was opened at Torc, alongside a ‘97 Leflaive Les Pucelles, ‘11 Leroy Blagny, ‘89 La Chappelle and two young Napa cabs from Simon Estate. La Mouline is always my favorite due to the amount of co-ferment with Viognier.

Deserving of a 1-2hr decant, this got about an hour open in bottle by the time we got to it. I opened the ‘04 La Turque just a few weeks prior, so I had a reference point to work with. Heady aromatics, as expected…dark potpurri, spice, mesquite and mocha. On the palate, the youthful bacon-fat of Cote Rotie was gone and had channeled the classical tangy barbecue profile alongside black olive, peppered red and black berry fruit, and smoked meat at the finish. Whereas the LaTurque was almost Burgundian in profile (elegant, light), this was somewhere in-between the “bigger” LaLandonne and LaTurque…big, but balanced, likely due to vintage. Aromatics and finish here were standouts. Open now with a quick decant or hold another few years.
— 4 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Beautiful line up!

Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

David T

Amazing pair w/ my Braised Short Ribs. Savory meets savory fruits.

Photos of; Pierre, staff and Sofia & I in La Landonne Vineyard, the process of Short Ribs.

The one mineral you see in this vineyard with some prevalence that I’ve not seen in others is quartz.
— 2 days ago

Ira, Peter and 16 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019


Black olives, blackberries, menthol and fresh cut herbs. — 15 days ago

with Jeni
Bob, Severn and 13 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2006

thought it could be overvalued, but it lived up to its reputation. — 14 days ago

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

Good length, a bit bordeaux like. $35, 2015 vintage  — 3 days ago

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Another great btl of this vintage showing pure flavors of black cherry, red berry fruits with graphite, mineral, smoked meats, licorice, spice, olive, pepper & violets. — 9 days ago

Jeroen, Jan and 9 others liked this