Delas Freres Bessards Hermitage – 2009

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  •  France > Rhone > Rhone Valley North > Hermitage

Wine Information

Region

France > Rhone > Rhone Valley North > Hermitage

Producer

Delas Freres

Type

Red

Grape

Syrah

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Vineyard

Bessards

Producer

Delas Freres

Appellation

Hermitage

Designation

AOP

Classification

Cuvee Bottling


Gallery


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2019-2049


Every bit as profound as the 2010, yet in a more voluptuous, lower acid, hedonistic style, the inky colored 2009 Hermitage les Bessards (aged all in new French oak) offers incredible intensity and depth in its black raspberry, toasted bread, graphite and spice-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, massively endowed and with a wealth of raw material, it has high, yet sweet...

...tannin and a finish that just won't quit. Give it 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3-4 decades. Unfortunately, this is made in tiny quantities, but count yourself lucky if you were able to grab a few bottles of either the '09 or '10.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/09/2015
Drink: 2019-2049


Every bit as profound as the 2010, yet in a more voluptuous, lower acid, hedonistic style, the inky colored 2009 Hermitage les Bessards (aged all in new French oak) offers incredible intensity and depth in its black raspberry, toasted bread, graphite and spice-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, massively endowed and with a wealth of raw material, it has high, yet sweet...

...tannin and a finish that just won't quit. Give it 4-5 years and drink it over the following 3-4 decades. Unfortunately, this is made in tiny quantities, but count yourself lucky if you were able to grab a few bottles of either the '09 or '10.


Vinous
Tasted: 03/01/2012
Drink:
Author: Josh Raynolds


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/12/2011
Drink: 2011-2051


The most prodigious wine I have yet tasted from the Delas portfolio is the brilliant 2009 Hermitage Les Bessards. Its inky/purple color is followed by abundant notes of acacia flowers, blackberries, black currants, new saddle leather, roasted meats and graphite, amazing concentration, a skyscraper-like texture, supple but significant tannin and low acidity. The result is a perfect example of Syrah from this great vineyard site in Hermitage. It will offer immense pleasure for 40+ years.


Profile

Wines Vineyard Holdings:
  • Condrieu :
  • Clos Boucher : 6500 to 7000 bottles /year
  • La Galopine : 13 000 bottles /year
  • Cornas : 96 ha
  • Chante Perdrix : (15 000 bottles/year)
  • Côte-Rôtie : 191 ha
  • La Landonne : (2500 bottles/year)
  • Seigneur de Maugiron : (15 000 bottles/year)
  • Crozes-Hermitage : 1,29 ha
  • Les Launes White : (20 000 bottles/year)
  • Le Clos Red : (7000 bottles/year)
  • Les Launes Red : (100 000 bottles/year)
  • Tour d’Albon : (25 000 bottles/year)
  • Hermitage :134 ha
  • Marquise de la Tourette White : (10 000 bottles/year)
  • Les Bessards Red : (6000 bottles/year)
  • Marquise de la Tourette Red : (30 000 bottles/year)
  • Saint-Joseph White : 961 ha
  • Les Challeys : (15 000 bottles/year)
  • Sainte-Epine : (30 000 bottles/year)
  • Saint-Joseph Red : 1005 ha
  • François de Tournon : (20 000 bottles/year)
  • Les Challeys Red : (65 000 bottles/year)
  • Sainte-Epine : (4000 bottles/year)

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Location

2 Allée de L'Olivet, Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, Rhone Valley, France
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