1999 Delas Freres Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette
Syrah - 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WA 92

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, December 2002
Refined and classy. This elegant medium- to full-bodied Hermitage fans out on the palate with a wonderful mineral flavor cassis roasted chestnut ripe fig. But it is the texture that is so seductive--both firm and smooth... Refined and classy. This elegant medium- to full-bodied Hermitage fans out on the palate with a wonderful mineral flavor cassis roasted chestnut ripe fig. But it is the texture that is so seductive--both firm and smooth. Long charming citrusy finish. Tempting now but built for the cellar. Best from 2005 through 2020. 3300 cases made. –PM
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
In stark contrast to the evolved, tired '00, the still inky ruby-colored 1999 Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette was still lively and fresh, with classic dark fruits, tobacco leaf, cured meats and chocolate aromas and... In stark contrast to the evolved, tired '00, the still inky ruby-colored 1999 Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette was still lively and fresh, with classic dark fruits, tobacco leaf, cured meats and chocolate aromas and flavors giving way to a full-bodied, fleshy, textured Hermitage that has sweet tannin and nicely integrated acidity. Aged in equal parts new and once-used barrels, drink it anytime over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 1999

Winery

Delas Freres

Founded in 1835 by Charles Audibert and Phillipe Delas, the celebrated Delas Freres winery grows 30 hectares of vines comprising 10 hectares in Hermitage (including the Domaines des Tourettes estate), 2 hectares in Saint-Joseph, and 18 hectares in Crozes-Hermitage.

In addition to the grapes produced by Delas' own wine growing team, Delas' close relationships with like-minded owner-winegrowers ensure that the company is able to source grapes grown on individual parcels, which reflect their own unique terroir.

Exclusively a family-owned operation for over a century, Delas Freres joined forces with Champagne Deutz in 1977. In 1993, Deutz and Delas Freres were approached by the Rouzaud family, majority shareholder in the Roederer Group. They joined the Roederer Group under whose umbrella Delas' philosophy continues to flourish.