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

France - Northern Rhone - Hermitage

Red Syrah
Score
WS 97
WA 96
IWC 93(+?)
Drink Dates
WA: 2018-2048 WS: 2010-2030
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750ml $139.95
1.5L $295.00
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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 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 175
Drink Dates 2018-2048

Black/purple to the rim, the sensational 2005 Hermitage Les Bessards possesses a classic bouquet of graphite, licorice, creme de cassis, and a touch of background oak. Massive, even monstrous in the mouth with enormous extract, this is a 50-60 year wine. It is full-bodied, high in tannin, and should not be touched for another decade. It will keep through 2050+.

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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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