Hermitage
Domaine du Colombier

Hermitage, 2001


Destination

vintage

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2001
12x75cl
DP
£502.86


Domaine du Colombier, Hermitage, 2001

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

Super ripe aromas of prune on the nose, a densely packed palate showing rich plum and berry fruit, very tightly knit tannic structure. This rivals the superb 1999.

Critics score


Score:
89

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
01/2004

Notes
Full ruby. Brooding aromas of cassis, blackberry, gunflint, minerals, licorice and bitter chocolate. Juicy, peppery and dense, with sweetness currently overshadowed by the wine's powerful raw berry character. Finishes with youthfully tough tannins and notes of raw berries and black pepper. Extremely primary, traditionally made Hermitage with considerable aging potential.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Allergen Information:
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Domaine du Colombier

Domaine du Colombier

The continuing elevation of this Domaine into the lofty heights of Hermitage greatness is testament to the hard work of the tall, spindly owner Florent Viale. He gives his wines a prolonged maturation of a year and a half which he believes removes the need for filtration and prefers using oak tonneaux for this process rather than the smaller 225 litre barriques so as not to dampen terroir and fruit. As a result, both the Cuvée Gaby and Hermitage are powerful and wholesome but not without a touch of class. The latter wine comes from several parcels on the hill of Hermitages including Les Bessards. The grapes are destalked and Florent never uses more than 20% new oak. The wines are therefore a surprisingly elegant example of Hermitages.

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