• 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 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
    14 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    22 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
    6 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • WA 95
    • WS 95
    • JL 92
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    Chapoutier's La Mordoree cuvee is produced from 75-80-year old Syrah vines planted in both the Cote Blonde and Cote Brune aged in 100% new oak casks and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. The 1999 Cote Rotie La...

    Reg: $249.94 $199.94
    1 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 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
    5 in stock
    • VN 93
    • JD 93
    • WA 92
    Vinous, 93 points

    Inky ruby. Expressive dark fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied flowers, olive and candied licorice, and a bright mineral nuance adds vivacity. Fleshy and open-knit, offering appealingly sweet blueberry...

    Reg: $59.94 $49.94
    24+ 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
    • 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
    10 in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    • 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
    3 in stock
    • WA 100
    • JL 99
    • WS 98
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 100 points

    The 2010 Hermitage Ex Voto continues to top out on my scale. This extraordinary Hermitage has more minerality and delineation than the 2009, as well as overflowing aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, jammy...

    Reg: $399.00 $329.00
    5 in stock
    • JL 98
    • DC 98
    • WA 98
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 98 points

    If you own this wine and have a lot of patience, this is going to be a gem. There is a fabulous depth of flavor that comes from its seamless layers of black and red fruits, smoke, licorice, olives, and spice. Rich...

    Reg: $399.00 $349.00
    1 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 100
    • JL 99
    • WA 99
    jebdunnuck.com, 100 points

    The top cuvée from Delas is the 2015 Hermitage Les Bessards, and it's always 100% Syrah from the steep, broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit. Aged 18 months in 30% new barrels, its purple/plum color is followed...

    Reg: $289.94 $229.94
    1 in stock
    • JS 95
    • DC 94
    • VN 93
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    Explosive blackberry and elderberry fruit on the nose, but there’s nothing exaggerated about this youthful Saint-Joseph. Seriously ripe with a wonderful coolness to the concentrated and focused palate. The fine-grained...

    Reg: $54.94 $49.94
    24+ 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 94
    jamessuckling.com, 94 points

    St.-Joseph isn’t always as elegant as it is cracked up to be, but this delicious wine is very fresh and elegant in spite of the full smoky and peppery character. Well-structured, the tannins shaping the focused and...

    Reg: $45.94 $37.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 95
    • VN 95
    • DC 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 95 points

    (95+ points) The 2020 Cornas Pur Granit is brilliant stuff. Ripe black cherries, blueberries, scorched earth, smoked game, and iron are just some of its nuances, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a pure, layered...

    Reg: $82.94 $72.94
    4 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 96
    • JS 96
    • WA 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    The 2020 Cornas Renaissance is rock star juice and it's up with the finest examples of this cuvée I've tasted. Awesome red, blue, and black fruit, charred meats, pepper, and liquid violet notes all emerge from this...

    Reg: $129.94 $119.94
    16 in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
 

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