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2011 Delas Freres Hermitage les Bessards

  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA96

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WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
Between 900 and 1,000 cases are normally made of the luxury cuvee, the Hermitage Les Bessards. An astonishing wine for the vintage, the 2011 is a candidate for the wine of the year in the entire Rhone Valley. Its... Between 900 and 1,000 cases are normally made of the luxury cuvee, the Hermitage Les Bessards. An astonishing wine for the vintage, the 2011 is a candidate for the wine of the year in the entire Rhone Valley. Its black/purple color is accompanied by copious aromas of pen ink, licorice, blackberries, cassis and crushed rocks, huge body, sweet tannin, and extravagant, nearly over-the-top richness and density that nearly defy the vintage character. This is a remarkable achievement from an outstanding terroir and one of France's finest winemaking teams. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 2-3 decades. -Robert Parker

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