2012 Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier

The Hermitage chez Domaine du Colombier exhibits stunning richness on the mid-palate, yet its aromatics are very pretty, beautifully dark fruit with hints of spice and meaty, savoury character. The texture is gorgeously silky and creamy and waves of flavours keep on washing up one's palate on the multi-layered finish. This is very serious.

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  • Region & country
    Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2022
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2012 Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier
Domaine du Colombier

Florent and David Viale own nearly 17 hectares in the northern Rhône, where they produce both red and white Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage. They used to sell the wine from their three plots in Hermitage to Guigal, and their red Crozes-Hermitage to Ogier and to Burgundy, but from 1991 they bottled their own. In the cellar, the Viales prefer oak not to dominate the purity of the fruit. They use large oak tonneaux, where the wines take on terrific finesse and balance.

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