• JD 96
    • VN 95
    • JS 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    Moving to the three Hermitage releases, the 2020 Hermitage Domaine Des Tourettes offers a deep, saturated purple hue as well as a powerful bouquet of scorched earth, creosote, peppered meat, liquid violets, and both black...

    Reg: $109.94 $99.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 99
    • DC 98
    • VN 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 99 points

    My favorite release from this estate is consistently their Les Bessards Hermitage, and their 2019 is no exception. Coming from the western part and pure broken granite soils on the west side of this magical hill, it...

    Reg: $249.94 $219.94
    14 in Pre-Arrival
    • VN 98
    • JS 97
    • JD 95
    Vinous, 98 points

    (VN 96-98 points) Glass-staining purple. Assertively perfumed cassis, cherry liqueur, fruitcake and floral aromas take on espresso, olive and smoky bacon accents with aeration. Juicy, chewy and energetic on the palate...

    Reg: $209.94 $179.94
    9 in stock
    • JS 95
    • VN 94
    • JD 94
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    All of the classic Cote-Rotie aromas (leather, smoked bacon, spices and black cherry) pour from the glass of this rich and fleshy wine. Very silky texture, in spite of the generous, fine tannins, which build beautifully...

    Reg: $99.94 $89.94
    19 in Pre-Arrival
    • VN 95
    • WA 94
    • JS 94
    Vinous, 95 points

    (VN 93-95 points) Full, bright-rimmed violet. Highly fragrant cherry and black raspberry scents, along with suggestions of pipe tobacco, olive, peony and baking spices. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering...

    Reg: $69.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 98
    • VN 98
    • WA 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Last of the 2018s, the 2018 Hermitage Ex Voto shows a riper, more sunny profile and has a killer nose of ripe blackberries, cassis, spice, game, woodsmoke, and bacon fat. The tannins from Hermitage always have a different...

    Reg: $425.00 $375.00
    6 in Pre-Arrival
    • DC 95
    Decanter, 95 points

    A tasting of component barrels for this wine made for an instructive view of the vintage. Certain sites show the lightness of the vintage, fresh and peppery. Others, such as Bonnivières and Tartaras, exhibited the rigid...

    Reg: $199.94 $184.94
    2 in Pre-Arrival
    • WA 93
    • VN 92
    • JS 92
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points

    (93+ points) Seemingly refined by the additional elevage since I reviewed a barrel sample last year, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a big, rich, dark-fruited and almost tarry effort, but this...

    Reg: $39.94 $32.94
    9 in stock
    • VN 95
    • WA 94
    • JD 93
    Vinous, 95 points

    Opaque ruby. Mineral-accented blackberry, cherry, smoked meat and olive aromas show fine detail and a spicy black pepper flourish. Energetic cherry and red and dark berry flavors are complemented by a candied violet...

    Reg: $59.94 $49.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • WA 93
    • JD 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    (VN 92-94 points) Shimmering ruby. Expressive, spice-accented red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of olive, espresso and candied flowers. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet...

    Reg: $37.94 $31.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • JS 94
    • WA 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    Glass-staining ruby. An expansive bouquet evokes blue fruit preserves, potpourri and olive paste, and a hint of smoky bacon builds in the glass. A vibrant mineral nuance adds energetic lift to sappy boysenberry...

    Reg: $89.94 $69.94
    5 in stock
    • WA 95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    (92-95 points) I tasted from two barrels seemingly destined for the 2018 Saint Joseph les Pierres. One was full-bodied, plush and long, with notes of mocha and black cherries, while the other showed explosive red fruit...

    Reg: $64.94 $54.94
    5 in stock
    • JD 97
    • WS 97
    • JS 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    Last of the single vineyard Côte Rôties, the La Landonne comes from a lieu-dit on the Côte Brune side of the appellation (as does the La Turque) and is 100% Syrah. It too spends four years in new French oak. The 2014 Côte...

    Reg: $375.00 $279.94
    3 in Pre-Arrival
    • WE 97
    • JL 97
    • WS 96
    Wine Enthusiast, 97 points

    Sun-baked garrigue and smoky notes of iron and earth accent intensely ripe black cherry and cassis in this wine. Made from 100% Syrah, it's a hulking powerhouse of black-fruit flavors but finessed by firm acidity and...

    Reg: $249.94 $184.94
    2 in stock
    • WS 94
    • W&S 93
    • VN 92
    Wine Spectator, 94 points

    Dark and winey, with a grippy, brambly frame and a solid core of raspberry, black currant and boysenberry fruit. The backdrop reveals lots of anise, bay and black tea notes. Still backward, with an ironclad finish, this...

    Reg: $184.94 $139.94
    1 in stock
    • JD 96
    • VN 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    The 2019 Cornas Terre Brûlée showed brilliantly, with an exotic style in its darker fruits as well as notes of camphor, balsam wood, plums, and ground pepper. It has tons of minerality on the palate and is full-bodied...

    Reg: $79.94 $64.94
    13 in stock
    • JD 94
    • WA 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 94 points

    (94+ points) Also terrific, the 2020 Saint Joseph La Cotte Sud has a riper, spicier style in its red and black fruits, scorched earth, violets, and spicy, incense, and meaty nuances. It's another powerful, concentrated...

    Reg: $59.94 $49.94
    24+ in stock
    • WS 93
    • JD 93
    • VN 91
    Wine Spectator, 93 points

    Very enticing, showing a plump core of dark currant and blackberry preserve flavors, with ganache, anise and savory hints providing nice contrast from start to finish. Nice streamlined finish. Drink now through 2030...

    Reg: $42.94 $34.94
    24+ in stock
    • WA 98
    • WE 97
    • JD 97
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 points

    Boasting classic Les Bessards notes of sun-warmed cassis and crushed stone, the 2018 Hermitage Les Bessards has turned out to be a magnificent wine—a close rival to the potentially perfect 2015. Full-bodied and velvety...

    Reg: $199.94 $179.94
    12 in Pre-Arrival
    • VN 95
    • WA 94
    • JS 94
    Vinous, 95 points

    (VN 93-95 points) Full, bright-rimmed violet. Highly fragrant cherry and black raspberry scents, along with suggestions of pipe tobacco, olive, peony and baking spices. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, offering...

    Reg: $144.94 $134.94
    2 in stock
    • VN 97
    • JD 96
    Vinous, 97 points

    (VN 95-97 points) Dark purple. Vibrant, expansive aromas of spice-accented dark berries, minerals and candied flowers pick up suggestions of olive, vanilla and smoky bacon with air. Sappy and energetic in style, offering...

    Reg: $79.94 $69.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 95
    • VN 93
    • WA 93
    jebdunnuck.com, 95 points

    Burning embers, graphite, violets, and mostly blue fruits dominate the 2020 Saint Joseph Les Royes, an Hermitage-like Saint Joseph that has medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and...

    Reg: $59.94 $49.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    The 2020 Cornas Chaillot comes from a mix of lieux-dits (it's mostly Chaillot) as well as some younger vines. It's an incredible wine in its own right and certainly doesn't give much in terms quality to its big brother...

    Reg: $349.00 $299.94
    1 in stock
    • JS 100
    • JD 100
    • VN 99
    jamessuckling.com, 100 points

    If you ever wondered why Hermitage had such a special reputation then you need to taste this towering masterpiece of this appellation. Spectacular mountain freshness as well as enormous concentration and underplayed...

    Reg: $425.00 $345.00
    2 in stock
    • JD 95
    • VN 95
    • DC 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 95 points

    (95+ points) Similarly deep purple-hued, the 2020 Cornas Terre Brulee has a darker, slightly richer, yet less complex style that also warrants bottle age. Offering more black fruits, scorched earth, burning embers, and...

    Reg: $79.94 $67.94
    10 in stock
    • WA 97
    • VN 93
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 97 points

    (94 - 97 points) Tasted from a new barrel, the 2018 Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre features mocha and plum notes. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with that weight offset by cool menthol notes, and the lengthy finish even...

    Reg: $159.94 $134.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 96
    • WS 95
    • WE 94
    Vinous, 96 points

    Inky ruby color. Expressive kirsch, cassis and candied violet scents, along with hints of vanilla, espresso and olive paste. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering appealingly sweet, deeply concentrated black and blue...

    $149.94
    9 in stock
    • JD 93
    • VN 93
    jebdunnuck.com, 93 points

    The 2018 Côte Rôtie Les Triotes offers another level of richness, giving up lots of black and red fruits intermixed with plenty of peppery spice, plum sauce, and candied violets. With loads of charm, medium to full body...

    Reg: $64.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 93
    • VN 92
    • JD 92
    jamessuckling.com, 93 points

    Such deep, plum-essence and licorice aromas here with cassis and blackcurrant pastille on offer. The palate has a very succulent and gently grainy tannin core, as well as plums and ripe blackberries to close. Drink or hold.

    Reg: $74.94 $69.96
    4 in stock
    • WA 93
    • VN 92
    • JS 92
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points

    (93+ points) Seemingly refined by the additional elevage since I reviewed a barrel sample last year, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a big, rich, dark-fruited and almost tarry effort, but this...

    Reg: $79.94 $64.94
    24+ in stock
 

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