2017 Hermitage, Domaine du Colombier

In 2017, this is the bomb. Inky and deep, but somehow still light on its feet, it’s the Muhammed Ali of Hermitage. There’s power on the finish, but a fine thread of acidity keeps it all together. Impressive.

Pricing
Magnum
24 available
£104.96
Case, 6 Magnums
4 available
£629.76

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2034
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2017 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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