Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah

9.016 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
LM Segal

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 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.

Jun 7th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Tawny and dark. Stewed fruit nose from the get go. Notes of strawberries, raspberries and a heavy kirsch impact. Nothing like a normal Hermitage Syrah that you hope for so the vintage is evident here. A bit over the top. Love this producer and this vineyard but will pass on this vintage.

Tawny and dark. Stewed fruit nose from the get go. Notes of strawberries, raspberries and a heavy kirsch impact. Nothing like a normal Hermitage Syrah that you hope for so the vintage is evident here. A bit over the top. Love this producer and this vineyard but will pass on this vintage.

Dec 13th, 2019
LM Segal

This was mine but blind, thought it was a Cote-Rotie, as the nose seemed to have that tropical Viognier tinge. Orange peel, leather. Light and dense at the same time, faded strawberry, black cherry. Touch of brett kept this from a higher score, but agree with Joe that this is peaking (though I think it could stay there a while...). Outstanding. Pretty clear where my Syrah/Shiraz biases are head-to-head.

This was mine but blind, thought it was a Cote-Rotie, as the nose seemed to have that tropical Viognier tinge. Orange peel, leather. Light and dense at the same time, faded strawberry, black cherry. Touch of brett kept this from a higher score, but agree with Joe that this is peaking (though I think it could stay there a while...). Outstanding. Pretty clear where my Syrah/Shiraz biases are head-to-head.

Jun 17th, 2018
Bill Bender

This was flawed. Not completely but it was there. Some VA for sure.

This was flawed. Not completely but it was there. Some VA for sure.

Jun 13th, 2015
Scott Layne

Surprising flavors. Dark stewed fruit, spices, savory. Interesting but don’t love.

Surprising flavors. Dark stewed fruit, spices, savory. Interesting but don’t love.

May 23rd, 2020
Sylvain Rhainds

2003! Quel nez!!!

2003! Quel nez!!!

Feb 23rd, 2019
Scott Layne

Okay at first then went foul after coravin

Okay at first then went foul after coravin

Apr 8th, 2017
Mike Evans

Ripe but bretty and stemmy, pretty unpleasant.

Ripe but bretty and stemmy, pretty unpleasant.

May 9th, 2015
Rae Wilson

Rae had this 7 years ago

Rae had this 7 years ago

May 17th, 2015
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 6 days ago

Ronald had this 6 days ago

Aug 10th, 2022