2012 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes
Syrah - 750ML
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  • WA 95
  • IWC 92
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In Stock: 24+ btls
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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
Just a small step back from the Les Bessards, the 2012 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes is a stunning effort that exhibits blockbuster notes of toasted spice, leather, peppery herbs and sweet black and blue fruit. Seeing... Just a small step back from the Les Bessards, the 2012 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes is a stunning effort that exhibits blockbuster notes of toasted spice, leather, peppery herbs and sweet black and blue fruit. Seeing 16 months in 60% new French oak, it's a powerful, concentrated and full-bodied effort that has lots of tannin, but more than enough fruit to handle it. Like the Les Bessards, shorter-term cellaring is advised here and it will have over two decades of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Vinous, February 2015
Deep ruby. Expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, incense and olive paste, with a minerally element coming up slowly. Sweet and penetrating in the mouth, offering black raspberry and... Deep ruby. Expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, incense and olive paste, with a minerally element coming up slowly. Sweet and penetrating in the mouth, offering black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that spread out and gain sweetness on the back half. The floral quality drives a long, sappy, seamless that finish that's firmed by dusty, fine-grained tannins. -- Josh Raynolds
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2015
Well-packed, with raspberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes, studded with anise and briar details. Dense yet racy. Mouthwatering acidity drives the finish, which reveals ample grip in reserve. Best from 2016 through... Well-packed, with raspberry and blackberry pâte de fruit notes, studded with anise and briar details. Dense yet racy. Mouthwatering acidity drives the finish, which reveals ample grip in reserve. Best from 2016 through 2022. — J.M.
JJB 94
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, June 2017
This carries an attractive, mineral laced, high-toned floral nose with plum and raspberry coulis all underscored by baking spices and fresh cracked pepper. There is nice volume and texture on entry showing a sleek and... This carries an attractive, mineral laced, high-toned floral nose with plum and raspberry coulis all underscored by baking spices and fresh cracked pepper. There is nice volume and texture on entry showing a sleek and fresh profile of tightly coiled red fruits and plum. That pepper notes come through strong to cut through the fruit as well as picking up a trace of crushed rock flavors. This is classic northern Rhone syrah. This is showing quite well already, but possesses the stuffing to carry for another 15+ years gracefully.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.