2011 Delas Freres Hermitage les Bessards
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 96

Reg: $178.94

$169.94

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Reg: $178.94

$169.94

This product is
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
Between 900 and 1000 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 1000 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
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Hermitage
Vintage 2011

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.