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2016 Delas Freres Hermitage Blanc Domaine Des Tourettes

ITEM 8376462 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
bees 1 $71 $71
josmi1 5 of 6 $70 $350
stras 0 of 1 $60 $0
eribo6 0 of 3 $60 $0
tv78 0 of 1 $60 $0
tamar5 0 of 2 $55 $0
6 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8376462 1 $71 Aug 14, 2022
I8376462 5 $70 Aug 14, 2022
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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

Creamy and lush, with notes of pear, Cavaillon melon, white peach and persimmon gilded with a range of acacia, jasmine, verbena and honeysuckle notes. The long finish pulls everything together with a bitter almond hint, picking up brioche and salted butter accents along the way, all while showing remarkable balance.

96Wine Enthusiast

Buoyant aromas of marmalade, caramel and smoke accent pert yellow apple and pineapple here...it's voluminous and stately with a waxy, undulating mouthfeel freshened by a tangy mineral crush.

96Jeb Dunnuck

…a total blockbuster... Killer notes of apple blossom, buttered citrus, and orange blossom all soar from the glass of this rich, powerful Hermitage Blanc that has a red wine-like structure, a huge mid-palate, and a great finish.

93The Wine Advocate

…subtle notes of pencil shavings, ripe, tropical fruit and tremendous presence on the palate...long, slightly honeyed and cedary finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Fresh pit fruits, lemon pith, jasmine and chamomile on the deeply perfumed nose, along with suggestions of honey and succulent herbs. Pliant and broad on the palate, offering ripe nectarine, pear nectar and Meyer lemon flavors...vibrant mineral note builds steadily on the energetic finish, which leaves a suggestion of bitter pear skin behind.

93-94James Suckling

Dark plums, mocha and intense, stony, graphite-like mineral accents with a strong serving of mocha-scented oak...palate is built on silky tannins, very bright, red plums and a supple, velvety slide to the finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Buttery, spicy nose and ripe, concentrated tropical fruit. Density, length, richness... Creamy texture. Sweetcorn and spice on the finish. Superpowered and lengthy.

PRODUCER

Delas Freres

Delas Freres was founded in the 19th century in the northern Cotes du Rhone, in France’s Rhone Valley. In 1977 the estate was purchased by Champagne Deutz, which was itself purchased in 1993 by Louis Roederer. Today the estate makes a wide range of wines from the northern and southern parts of the Rhone Valley. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “Delas has joined the ranks of the finest Rhone valley producers. The impetus for the change is Jacques Grange, a Burgundian who worked with Michel Chapoutier before joining Delas.” Delas produces Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Condrieu, Cornas, Cote Rotie, Gigondas, Hermitage, Vacqueyras and Viognier. The most acclaimed cuvee is the Hermitage Les Bessards made from 70-year-old Syrah vines.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Hermitage

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”