2015 Hermitage Blanc, Domaine du Colombier

Made from numerous parcels, this white Hermitage is ripe, textured and sensuous, with a mineral, tannic texture and a long, precise finish. Who says 2015’s just for the reds…?

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
3 available
£74.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2032
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Hermitage Blanc, Domaine du Colombier

TASTING NOTES

70-year-old vines from lieu-dit Maison Blanche. Fairly closed at time of tasting, with some lime and yellow plum. Powerful on the palate, crystalline and stony. A rich style, but takes its richness and power from the fruit rather than oak, which serves to underline its inner freshness.

Matt Walls, timatkin.com (October 2016)
95/100
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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