Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2006

This wine is deep ruby with developing and robust notes of blackberry preserves, crushed blueberry, dried prune, fig paste, violet, cherry blossom, black licorice, anise, cedar, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, pencil shavings, leather, tobacco, and forest floor.

On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol, smooth, fine-grain tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. It’s bold, structured, perfumed…

With a long, elegant finish and impeccable balance, this wine is top-notch-delish! C’est magnifique!

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage, 2006, ABV 14%.
— a day ago

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Yann Chave

Le Rouvre Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

This wine is maturing nicely, maintaining its fruit and acidity as the tannins mellow. Loads of blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, licorice, and plum and is now developing tertiary notes of leather, forest floor and dried plum. Quite long on the finish with some fine wet stone at the close. — a day ago

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Jean-Luc Colombo

Les Fées Brunes Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Blueberries and earthy on the nose. Hmm. Blueberry Earth. Wasn't that a 60s band? Lol. Ahem. Delicate yet dark. Light tannins, ripe fruits. Quite nice, and I'm sure it'll open up nicely. — 16 hours ago

E. Guigal

Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2020

Fantastic drinker a great mouth feel LOL stolen fruit terrific grown blend — a day ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Le Vin des Amis Syrah 2015

Popped and poured. The 2015 LVdA pours a deep violet color and is now throwing a significant amount of fine sediment. On the nose, blue and black fruits, black pepper, deli case, black olives, lavender and stone-like minerals. On the palate, the notes from the nose are confirmed and accompanied by some chocolate too. Medium tannin and medium (+) acid. On the pour, the body is a touch thin for my liking but it gains some weight with air. By hour two, it’s hitting its stride. The finish is long and delicious. This is in a good place right now and will likely do so at least through 2025. — 4 days ago

Shay, Ira and 13 others liked this


Hermitage Blanc White Rhone Blend 2019

Yes i should have waited but this was still excellent. Bit of a muted nose with citrus peel and stone. The palate is extremely fresh with citrus peel, nutty marzipan and light fruity notes. Oily almost buttery texture with a lasting salinity. Acidic without instantly giving you heart burn. Becoming a fan of Rhone Whites — 25 days ago

Daniel, Ericsson and 7 others liked this


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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jalets Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2015

An intoxicating nose - savoury earthy and mineral with spicy black fruits. The medium bodied palate shows black plums - flesh and skins, a note of liquorice finishing with fine gravelly tannins. Barb was convinced this was Australian when tasted blind. — 10 days ago

Casey, Severn and 20 others liked this

Les Vins de Vienne (Cuilleron Gaillard Villard)

Les Chirats de Saint Christophe Hermitage Syrah 2018

Terrific rhRhöne With a little leather and cigar box really enjoyable — 14 days ago

Tom, Rob and 2 others liked this

Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

John Howard

Wow! Best Crozes we have had. Amazing RIP Alain Graillot. — 9 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 30 others liked this

Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 2003

A nose dominated by lait cru cheese, French to be sure, that was bizarre and enticing at the same time. All 3 of us agreed that it wasn’t brett or oxidized, just cheese. Beyond the nose was a velvety panoply of light stewed red and black fruit, some pepper and bacon notes. Really nice and fun to drink would not cellar longer. — a month ago

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