2013 Hermitage Les Bessards, Delas Frères

"The two Hermitages both showed brilliantly. Certainly one of the top wines in the vintage, the 2013 Hermitage Les Bessards sports an inky black color to go with serious notes of liquid rock (I commented in my notes that drinking this was similar to licking a rock), cracked pepper, scorched earth, cassis and blackberry-like fruit. Concentrated, firm and structured, with medium to full-bodied depth and weight, it will need 3-5 years to round into form, and have two decades of longevity." Jeb Dunnock, The Wine Advocate

(95-97), Jeb Dunnock, The Wine Advocate
(92-94), Josh Raynolds, VinousMedia

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  • Region & country
    Les Bessards, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2032
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  • Sweetness
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2013 Hermitage Les Bessards, Delas Frères
Maison Delas Frères

One of most prolific producers of the northern Rhône, Delas Frères was formed in 1835 and has steadily acquired desirable plots in nearly every appellation in that part of the valley. Initially family-owned, the maison merged with the champagne house Deutz in the mid-70s, an entity then purchased by Louis Roederer in 1993. They’ve now been organic since 2013, though not accredited, and have really hit their stride.

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