2009 Hermitage Le Gréal, Marc Sorrel

A firm favourite of Lay & Wheeler, Le Gréal appears more serious and introverted than the village Hermitage. The complex nose is one of small red berries and cream, with subtle notes of grilled meat and an almost heather-like floral touch. Brilliant structure on the palate with expert concentration and drive. This is a wine for the long term and of the very highest order.

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  • Region & country
    Les Greffieux, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2030
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 Hermitage Le Gréal, Marc Sorrel
Domaine Marc Sorrel

Marc Sorrel makes excellent wines on the legendary hill of Hermitage, from superbly situated parcels of old vines. A dedicated grower, he’s most often found tending to the vines, with little interest promoting his handiwork. His holdings are small (just 2.55 hectares) and production of two whites and two reds is low. However, his dedication in the vineyard and traditional methods in the winery lead to wines which are impressive year on year, displaying ever greater complexity as they age.

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