2009 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • RR 96
  • WS 93
  • IWC 91

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$84.94

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Reg: $99.94

$84.94

This product is
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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
A wine that flirts with perfection is the inky and opaque 2009 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes. Coming from L'Ermite, le Sabot, and Les Bessards, and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels, it gives up a... A wine that flirts with perfection is the inky and opaque 2009 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes. Coming from L'Ermite, le Sabot, and Les Bessards, and aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels, it gives up a heavenly bouquet of crushed rocks, blackberries, leather, wild herbs and earth. Massively concentrated on the palate, with another level of fruit and texture over the 2010, it has brilliant purity, building tannin and a blockbuster finish. There's enough tannin here to warrant hiding in the cellar for 4-5 years, but it should last for 3-4 decades. - Jeb Dunnuck
RR 96
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2012
Much more structure smoky and concentrated with a burly feel the 2009 Delas Frères Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes delivers a serious array of blackberry graphite mineral cedar and charcoal that gives way to a full-bodied... Much more structure smoky and concentrated with a burly feel the 2009 Delas Frères Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes delivers a serious array of blackberry graphite mineral cedar and charcoal that gives way to a full-bodied dense almost painfully structured palate. Fleshing out in the glass this rock star Hermitage has a deep layered mid-palate integrated acidity and masses of tannin on the finish. This needs time. Give bottles 5-6 years in the cellar and then plan on drinking over the following two decades! 96+
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2012
Ripe and flashy with lots of roasted fig plum and blackberry fruit though it's held in check for now by muscular ganache maduro tobacco and freshly roasted espresso notes. Very grippy on the finish but fine acidity is... Ripe and flashy with lots of roasted fig plum and blackberry fruit though it's held in check for now by muscular ganache maduro tobacco and freshly roasted espresso notes. Very grippy on the finish but fine acidity is buried deep boding well for the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2025. -JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Inky purple. Deeply pitched aromas of cherry and cassis with licorice and black pepper nuances adding complexity. Chewy and dense offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors lifted by a spicy note on the back half. ... Inky purple. Deeply pitched aromas of cherry and cassis with licorice and black pepper nuances adding complexity. Chewy and dense offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors lifted by a spicy note on the back half. Finishes with gentle tannic grip and persistent spice and smoke notes. Give this masculine brawny wine at least a few more years of bottle age. 91+
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2009

Label

This wine is a blend from 3 different Hermitage terroirs: L'Ermite, le Sabot, and the famed plot, les Bessards. Made from 100% Syrah, grapes for Domaine des Tourettes are picked by hand and aged in French oak barrels.

The color shows brilliant, deep red hues. The nose is powerful and complex, expressing blackberries, spices and leather. On the palate, Domaine des Tourettes is firm but silky, with a tightly-knit tannic structure that is the hallmark of wines that have a great future.

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.