• 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 $64.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 95
    • VN 94
    • JD 93
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    (JS 94-95 points) This is a juicy and flavorful young wine with dusty and polished tannins. Lots of wild fruit and dark-berry and volcanic/salt undertones. Flavorful finish.

    Reg: $69.94 $59.94
    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
    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: $79.94 $64.94
    24+ in stock
    • 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: $219.94 $194.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • 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 Pre-Arrival
    • JD 98
    • VN 97
    • WA 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    98+ Another wine that flirts with perfection, the 2020 Ermitage Le Méal comes from the steep, south-facing slope right in the heart of Hermitage hill. All destemmed and brought up in the standard 20% new barrels and...

    Reg: $299.94 $229.94
    2 in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    24+ in stock
    • VN 97
    • JD 97
    • WA 96
    Vinous, 97 points

    (VN 96-97 points) Dark ruby. Displays expansive cherry liqueur, cassis and candied violet qualities on the intensely perfumed nose, along with hints of vanilla, violet and olive. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering...

    Reg: $149.94 $129.94
    20 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 98
    • VN 97
    • WA 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    A wine that stopped me in my tracks was the 2020 Côtes Rôtie Nève, which comes from a single lieu-dit in the northern part of the appellation. All destemmed Syrah that spent two years in 30% new barrels, it has a...

    Reg: $179.94 $159.94
    16 in Pre-Arrival
    • JL 99
    • JD 98
    • WA 96
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 99 points

    Powerful aromatics packed with blackberry and black cherry liqueur, crushed stone, smoke, licorice, coffee, crème de cassis and vanilla get your attention. This thick, viscous, flamboyant wine is a head turner. Silky...

    Reg: $349.00 $259.94
    2 in stock
  • Syrah - 750ML
    • VN 94
    • JS 94
    • WS 94
    Vinous, 94 points

    Opaque violet color. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe cherry, dark berry preserves, candied flowers, olive and smoky minerals. Juicy and broad in the mouth, offering spice-tinged bitter cherry, blackberry, licorice and...

    Reg: $84.94 $79.94
    14 in stock
  • Syrah - 750ML
    • VN 92
    • JS 92
    • JD 91
    Vinous, 92 points

    Deep magenta. Dark berry preserves, olive, cracked pepper and a hint of licorice on the fragrant nose. Offers supple, appealingly jammy blackberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors that become livelier as the wine...

    Reg: $44.94 $39.94
    9 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 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: $42.94 $34.94
    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 Pre-Arrival
    • 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
  • Reg: $69.94 $54.94
    8 in stock
    • JD 95
    • VN 94
    • WS 93
    jebdunnuck.com, 95 points

    (95+ points) The 2017 Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers is a wild beauty with Hermitage notes of blackberries, cassis, crushed rock, game, and burning embers. It has plenty of upfront, sexy fruit yet is concentrated...

    Reg: $74.94 $64.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 94
    • WS 93
    • JD 93
    Vinous, 94 points

    Deep violet color. Ripe blackberry and cherry on the floral- and spice-accented nose. Shows fine definition and appealing sweetness on the palate, offering juicy dark fruit and floral pastille flavors and a peppery...

    Reg: $79.94 $69.94
    16 in stock
    • WS 94
    • VN 93
    • JD 93
    Wine Spectator, 94 points

    This is very solidly built, nearly bristling with briary energy along the edges while the core of steeped plum, cherry and currant fruit cruises through. Mouthwatering savory, tobacco and olive notes score the finish, all...

    Reg: $99.94 $79.94
    3 in stock
    • JD 98
    • JS 98
    • VN 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    The inky hued 2019 Ermitage Le Méal offers up a classic, kaleidoscope-like bouquet of red and black fruits, smoked meats, crushed stone, spice, and burning embers. Full-bodied, ripe, and opulent, it has a wonderful sense...

    Reg: $299.94 $229.94
    10 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 Pre-Arrival
    • 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 $174.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • 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
    • DC 91
    • WA 91
    Decanter, 91 points

    The Jaboulets need little introduction, being as they are one of the leading winemaking families in this small part of the world. This Crozes-Hermitage has structure and breadth thanks to 12 months spent in new French...

    Reg: $44.94 $34.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 95
    • JD 95
    • WA 93
    Vinous, 95 points

    Glass-staining ruby. A highly complex, expansive bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, olive paste, potpourri and incense, along with exotic spice and smoky mineral notes that build steadily with air. Sweet, focused and...

    Reg: $89.94 $74.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 97
    • VN 96
    • JD 96
    jamessuckling.com, 97 points

    The bouquet of this is like a huge bunch of flowers, although many of the aromas go in the balsamic, leathery and spicy directions. With a little aeration smoke and cigar tobacco notes develop. Deep blackberry and...

    Reg: $189.94 $159.94
    23 in stock
    • JD 97
    • VN 96
    • WA 94
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    The 2020 Saint Joseph Les Granits brings another level of richness and depth, with a darker, almost cooler edge to its black fruits, scorched earth, and graphite, with an Hermitage-like leather note. Full-bodied on the...

    Reg: $84.94 $69.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
 

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