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Delas : Domaine des Tourettes 2013

£590 Incl. VAT & DPA box of 12 Bottles (75cl) | £49.17 / Unit
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    A powerful and well-built Hermitage wine

    An emblematic wine of Maison Delas Frères, the red Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes 2013 will charm wine lovers who seek great wines from the Northern Rhône Valley.

    The Delas Domaine des Tourettes 2013 perfectly expresses the mythical qualities of the Hermitage appellation. The blend includes 3 different terroirs: L’Ermite, le Sabot and les Tourettes. Each of these plots are home to a unique terroir of granite soils covered with mica-schist and gneiss, mixed with alluvial pebbles. The minerality of this terroir lends a unique character to the varietal of choice of the zone, Syrah.

    In the glass, the Delas Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes 2013 presents a brilliant dark red colour. On the nose, all the power of Hermitage is expressed through an aromatic bouquet that evolves significantly with age. In its youth, the olfactive palette offers fruity notes of blackcurrant, while more complex notes of stewed fruit and spice develop over time. The empyreumatic aromas of leather, undergrowth and animal notes appear as the wine is aerated. On the palate, the wine offer surprising power upon a tight tannic structure and fine texture. A wine with great potential to age, powerful and structured, we suggest decanting for 1 to 3 hours before tasting in order to fully appreciate the extent of its personality.

    Parker : 94 / 100
    J. Robinson : 18 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    One of the gems in the vintage is the 2013 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes, which comes from both the Bessards and Grandes Vignes lieux-dits on Hermitage Hill. Completely destemmed, then vinified in stainless steel and concrete tanks, the wine is aged 18 months in 30% new French oak; it offers terrific notes of dark fruits, graphite and ample minerality in a full-bodied, layered, ripe profile. It's more approachable than the Les Bessards, yet will still have three decades of longevity.
    Rhone ValleyHermitage
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Syrah

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    18

    J. Suckling
    93

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    91-93

    Wine Spectator
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

    Area
    Rhone Valley

    Appellation
    Hermitage

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Delas

    Parker
    94

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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