2014 Delas Freres Hermitage les Bessards
Syrah - 750ML
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  • VN 94
  • JD 94
  • WS 94

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Reg: $209.94

$124.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Jan. 2019

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VN 94
Vinous, July 2017
Dark purple. A powerful, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, candied licorice, olive paste, exotic spices and incense and shows a vibrant mineral overtone. Stains the palate with intense blackberry... Dark purple. A powerful, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, candied licorice, olive paste, exotic spices and incense and shows a vibrant mineral overtone. Stains the palate with intense blackberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen and pick up a sexy floral element with air. Shows a compelling marriage of richness and finesse and finishes extremely long, sappy and sweet, with youthful tannins adding framework. -Josh Raynolds
JD 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The inky-colored 2014 Hermitage les Bessards (100% Syrah aged 18 months in 30% new barrels) is up with the top wines in the vintage. Deep, rich and concentrated, with beautiful crushed rock-like minerality, liquid... The inky-colored 2014 Hermitage les Bessards (100% Syrah aged 18 months in 30% new barrels) is up with the top wines in the vintage. Deep, rich and concentrated, with beautiful crushed rock-like minerality, liquid violets, cassis, and black raspberry aromas and flavors, it's medium to full-bodied, impeccably balanced and has building, ripe, polished tannin. This beautiful wine will keep for two decades or more.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, December 2017
This has solid ripeness for the vintage, with tasty plum, blackberry and anise flavors driving through, inlaid with a mix of bay leaf, white pepper and singed cast iron notes. Nicely integrated. A fresh swath of white... This has solid ripeness for the vintage, with tasty plum, blackberry and anise flavors driving through, inlaid with a mix of bay leaf, white pepper and singed cast iron notes. Nicely integrated. A fresh swath of white pepper and savory checks in on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 35 cases imported. –JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2014

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.