2009 Delas Freres St Joseph Cuvee Francois de Tournon

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2009 Delas Freres St Joseph Cuvee Francois de Tournon

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2009 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon is showing even better than it did last year out of barrel. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of graphite smoke blackberries cassis road tar and truffles. With layers of... The 2009 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon is showing even better than it did last year out of barrel. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of graphite smoke blackberries cassis road tar and truffles. With layers of fruit an unctuous texture and tremendous purity and depth this stunning effort is a great sleeper of this fabulous northern Rhone vintage. It should drink well for 10-15 years or longer. Another great negociant with significant vineyard holdings and at the top of their game is undeniably Delas owned by the Louis Roederer/Deutz Champagne firm. Since they acquired Delas well over a decade ago this firm has been under the management of Burgundian Jacques Grange who has done an outstanding job producing a sensational array of wines. The 2009s appear to be their finest overall performances to date and the 2010s are noteworthy successors in a more restrained mineral dominated crisper style. Jacques Grange did a fabulous job with his Cote Roties in both 2009 and 2010 the latter being a somewhat more challenging vintage in this appellation. The Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes (until the 2009 vintage this offering was known as the Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette) is sensational in both 2010 and 2009. Three thousand cases of this cuvee are produced and the wine is aged in French oak 50% new.
JJB 94
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, January 2012
Dark garnet core that brightens to fuscia fading to a pale purple rim. The bouquet on this gorgeous 100% syrah is loaded with intense aromas of violet and lavender floating above darker fruit scents of plum blackberry and... Dark garnet core that brightens to fuscia fading to a pale purple rim. The bouquet on this gorgeous 100% syrah is loaded with intense aromas of violet and lavender floating above darker fruit scents of plum blackberry and cassis. With some aeration powerful notes of fresh tar smoke and anise mingle with the floral and fruit aromas. The medium-bodied palate opens with bright red fruit followed by darker black fruits and spice held together by vibrant acidity and sweet but firm tannins. A fabulous young wine showing just a hint of what is to come this is nevertheless quite enjoyable and layered now but will benefit from a few more years in bottle and should drink beautifully for 10 years or longer.