Delas Freres Hermitage "Domaine des Tourettes" 2015 (Rhone, France) - [WS 95] [VM 94] [RP 94] [JD 94][JS 92]

Delas Freres Hermitage "Domaine des Tourettes" 2015
(Rhone, France) - [WS 95] [VM 94] [RP 94] [JD 94][JS 92]

Regular price $125.00 Sale price $69.97 Save $55.03

WS95 VM94 RP94 JD94 JS92
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Notes from the Winemaker:
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 fi rm but silky, with a tightly-knit tannic structure that is the hallmark of wines that have a great future.

Maturation is done in French oak barrels. On each vintage, the notes of wood are the result of precise and variable proportion between new barrels and barrels which have already held one wine, and it is adapted according to each vintage tannic & tasting characteristics.

Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is loaded with well-defined loganberry, blackberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit flavors, flecked with anise and black tea notes and carried by a fine iron streak that lingers wonderfully. A wine of cut, purity and precision. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,744 cases made." - JM (Nov 2018)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A blend of Syrah grapes from several lieux-dits, including Les Bessards, the 2015 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes is aged in new and second use barrels. It's a dark, concentrated wine, meaty, rich and tannic but with a bright beam of cassis fruit that lifts it and gives it great definition and shape on the palate. Give this medium to full-bodied wine at least 5 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 15." - Joe Czerwinski (Dec 2017)

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"While the Les Bessards gets all the attention, the 2015 Hermitage Domaine Des Tourettes isn't far behind and is unquestionably the value play. Beef blood, cassis, blackberry liqueur and loads of crushed rock nuances all emerge from this ripe, concentrated, full-bodied Hermitage that has a classic, structured profile. It's well worth a case purchase and will keep for two to three decades. As always, this cuvée comes from two parcels, the lower part of the Bessards lieu-dit and the Les Grandes Vignes located at the highest point on Hermitage Hill. It’s completely destemmed and sees 16 months in 30% new French oak." (1/24/2018)
93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Lurid violet color. Spice-accented aromas of dark fruit preserves, candied licorice and olive, along with a bright mineral nuance that builds in the glass. Offers sweet cassis, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors that show very good depth and become spicier with air. Rich and fleshy but showing real energy thanks to a spine of smoky minerality. The sappy, incisive finish features building tannins and a repeating floral nuance." - Josh Raynolds (Apr 2018)

92 Points - James Suckling:
An extremely rich brambly blackberry, orange zest and chocolate nose with sweet earthiness and dark slate-like stones. The palate unfurls sweet and ripe red berry fruits. The oak is a little caramelized. Appealing fruit. Best from 2020." (Sep 2017)