Hermitage

A single hill with a south facing slope is all that makes up Hermitage, the most famous appellation of the Northern Rhone. The full bodied, long lived Syrahs produced from Hermitage’s granite-based soils have been highly sought after since the 18th Century, when Thomas Jefferson was an enthusiast, and the wines produced here were known even in Roman times. Increasingly, Hermitage’s whites, made from Marsanne and Roussanne, are just as coveted. The hillside is divided into a number of climats, which vary in the composition of their topsoil overlaying the granite, and the vines occupying these different sections produce wines of different character, from powerful and concentrated to elegant and aromatic.

Domaine Jean Louis Chave 2019 Hermitage Blanc 750ml

$355.99

I was able to taste the 2018 Hermitage Blanc from multiple barrels and tank, and I continue to think Jean-Louis fashions one of the greatest whites on planet earth. Gorgeous white flowers, honeysuckle, ripe quince, and toasted almond notes dominate the...

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Julien Pilon 2018 Hermitage Blanc "Prisme" 750ml

$112.96

The grapes are sourced from 'Maison Blanche' lieu dit in Hermitage. 100% new oak, but Julien uses 500l barrels to mitigate the transfer of new wood to the wine. My notes read, “Impressive, great density and purity of fruit. Mouth coating, a lot of...

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Fayolle 2019 Hermitage "Les Diognieres" Blanc 750ml

$112.95

Tart peach, quince, green almond, and honeyed flower notes all emerge from the 2019 Hermitage Les Diognières Blanc, a medium-bodied, rich, nicely concentrated Hermitage Blanc. It has terrific balance, plenty of mid-palate density, and is just a...

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Fayolle 2019 Hermitage "Les Diognieres" Rouge 750ml

$108.60

Cedar and cracked pepper notes mark the nose of the fully destemmed 2019 Hermitage les Dionnieres, backed by ripe blueberries and black cherries. Smooth, ripe and creamy in feel, this full-bodied yet supple Hermitage looks to be a top-flight effort. With...

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