2015 Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier

Still very much in embryonic form upon tasting in 2016 as a barrel sample, it gives just a sense of the potential of this vintage in Florent’s talented hands. Concentrated and structured, with considerable swirling dark, brooding fruit and spice abound. One for the long haul: your patience will be rewarded.

Due to tiny quantities and high demand this wine is limited to 12 bottles per customer.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£79.48
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£480.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier

TASTING NOTES

Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com (December 2016)
93—95/100

All destemmed, aged for 18 months in demi-muids. Remarkable aromatic finesse already, boding well for the future; it majors on rich, ripe fruit rather than oak. Very full and rounded, but full of life and energy, this is buzzing with vitality. It has fresh, lip-smacking acidity and tannin, and a very long finish. A fantastic balance between freshness, concentration and pure, regal Hermitage fruit. Whatever style of Hermitage you like, this shouldn’t disappoint - it has depth and power as well as finesse. Very impressive, complete wine.

Matt Walls, timatkin.com (October 2016)
96/100

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