• JD 97
    • VN 95
    • JS 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    (95-97 points) An incredibly consistent wine, you can never go wrong with the Domaine des Tourettes release from Delas. Inky hued, with a great nose of pure cassis, crushed rocks, camphor, new leather, and hints of bacon...

    Reg: $109.94 $99.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • VN 95
    • WA 95
    • JD 93
    Vinous, 95 points

    Inky violet color. Heady, smoke- and spice-tinged cherry, blueberry, peony and incense aromas show excellent clarity; mineral and cured meat notes build with aeration. Juicy and energetic, especially in the context of the...

    Reg: $74.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • 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
    24+ 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
    24+ 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: $39.94 $32.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 96
    • JD 95
    • WA 94
    Vinous, 96 points

    (VN 94-96 points) Inky violet. A wild, smoke- and spice-accented bouquet evokes kirsch, cassis, smoked meat, olive and succulent herbs, with mineral and floral notes emerging as the wine opens up. Firm, sharply etched...

    Reg: $79.94 $64.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • JD 93
    • JS 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
    • 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
    13 in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    24+ in stock
    • WE 96
    • JD 95
    • VN 94
    Wine Enthusiast, 96 points

    Complex sanguine aromas and rose sit atop a concentrated core of Morello cherries, fennel and potting soil on the nose. The palate is caressed by the complexity of blackberries, red cherries, fresh veal marinated in...

    Reg: $74.94 $64.94
    5 in stock
    • JL 100
    • WA 100
    • WS 99
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 100 points

    Powerful, thick, dense, rich, bright and concentrated with layer after layer of fruit, there is no denying the level of quality found here. But I have admit, my friends were right, there is no reason to open this for at...

    Reg: $625.00 $539.00
    2 in Pre-Arrival
    • 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 98
    • JD 98
    • WA 97
    Vinous, 98 points

    (VN 96-98 points) Opaque magenta. Displays an array of fresh red and dark fruit, floral and spice qualities on the intensely perfumed nose, along with building mineral and succulent herb notes. Vibrant and silky in...

    Reg: $174.94 $144.94
    10 in stock
    • VN 94
    • JD 94
    • WS 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    Dark violet color. Ripe dark berries, pungent flowers, licorice and cracked pepper on the expressive nose. Juicy and broad on entry, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry and baking spice flavors and a sweetening...

    Reg: $54.94 $44.94
    6 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
    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
    • JS 98
    • JD 98
    • VN 97
    jamessuckling.com, 98 points

    How is it possible to marry this kind of syrah power with the extraordinary refinement of this Cote-Rotie? It just glides effortlessly over your palate. Then, right at the end, the power creeps up on you and inexorably...

    Reg: $179.94 $159.94
    1 in stock
    • VN 98
    • JD 97
    • WA 94
    Vinous, 98 points

    (VN 96-98 points) Glass-staining ruby color. Vibrant, mineral-accented black and blue fruits, olive, exotic spices and a potent violet note on the intensely perfumed nose. Palate-staining blackberry, bitter cherry...

    Reg: $89.94 $79.94
    1 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
    4 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
    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 94
    Vinous, 94 points

    Bright violet. Expansive, mineral-tinged aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and olive, and a spicy nuance that builds in the glass. Sweet, tightly focused cassis, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors...

    Reg: $89.94 $69.94
    1 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
    • VN 95
    • JS 94
    • WA 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
    4 in stock
    • VN 95
    • JS 94
    • WA 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
    • VN 94
    • JD 93
    • JS 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: $79.94 $64.94
    15 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
    5 in stock
    • VN 98
    • JS 97
    • JD 97
    Vinous, 98 points

    (VN 97-98 points) Glass-staining ruby. Intensely perfumed dark berry preserve, violet oil, olive, cured meat and woodsmoke scents show fine definition and vibrant spice- and mineral-driven lift. Offers palate-staining...

    Reg: $225.94 $204.94
    1 in stock
    • JD 98
    • VN 96
    • JS 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    98+ It's always fun to taste the Les Granits next to the Le Clos, as the wines are dramatically different. The 2020 Saint Joseph Le Clos comes from a higher elevation, more east-facing site, and the alcohol is always a...

    Reg: $139.94 $129.94
    15 in stock
 

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