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2005 Delas Freres - Hermitage Les Bessards Syrah - France - Northern Rhone - Hermitage - Red

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France - Northern Rhone - Hermitage

Red Syrah
Score
WA 97
WS 97
IWC 93(+?)
Drink Dates
WA: 2019-2055 WS: 2010-2030
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IWC 93(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 136

($131) Opaque ruby. Fresh cherry and boysenberry on the nose, with seductive floral and mineral qualities adding complexity. Becomes more pungent with air, picking up tobacco, spicecake and dried violet scents. Juicy dark fruit flavors spread across the palate, ending with good mineral snap. This is very intriguing, as well as quite young.

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WA 97
Source Wine Advocate
Issue Sep 2015
Drink Dates 2019-2055

Another monster wine is the 2005 Hermitage les Bessards, which comes all from the incredibly steep, pure granite soils on the western edge of Hermitage hill. Aged in 100% new French oak, it's overflowing with granite-like minerality and crushed rock, with background notes of graphite, smoked duck, blackberry, currants and charcoal emerging with time in the glass. Full-bodied, thick, massively concentrated and tannic, it still needs short-term cellaring, but will be a 50-year wine.

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WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2030

Supertaut now, but loaded with racy black currant, fig and suave mocha notes, all pushed by racy tannins. This offers loads of briary grip, but it's sweet and ripe, with a minerality that blazes through on the finish. Should cruise in the cellar. 350 cases imported.

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