2015 Hermitage Le Gréal, Marc Sorrel

Tasted from a barrel sample sent to the UK, this was one of the best wines we've tried this year. It's intense and concentrated, with amazing purity of fruit. There's such complexity here: flowers, spice and fruit all jump from the glass in waves. And the finish goes on for minutes, with a silky texture and amazing freshness. For fine wine, this is the benchmark.

Critic score
97/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
Report
1 available
£954.54
Bottle
From a client
1 available
£187.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    80% Le Méal, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
    20% Les Greffieux, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2015 Hermitage Le Gréal, Marc Sorrel

TASTING NOTES

Stylish, classy, wonderful, with supreme balance. The complete package, confirmed by tasting twice. Nature’s Child.

Decanter (November 2016)
97/100
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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