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2013 Delas Freres Hermitage Blanc Domaine Des Tourettes

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November 21, 2021 - $77



96The Wine Advocate

Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with subtle vanilla, honeyed citrus and mint, it has awesome purity, a big mid-palate and rock-star length.

94Wine Spectator

Features a lovely mouthfeel, with caressing mango, peach and papaya flavors draped over racy bitter almond, orange zest and verbena notes. The long finish picks up green plum, salted butter and bitter almond notes... The balance is impeccable.

92Vinous / IWC

Pungent, deeply pitched orchard and pit fruit aromas... Smoky and broad on the palate, offering ripe pear and peach nectar flavors and a hint of honey. Succulent herb and ginger qualities come up with air, along with an exotic touch of mango. Plush and weighty yet surprisingly lively, finishing with excellent clarity and length and an echoing floral note.

17.5+ Jancis Robinson

Acacia honey and richness. For the long term with its sultry undertow. Citrus and verveine.


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.”