Hermitage
Domaine du Colombier

Hermitage, 2009


Destination

vintage


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2009

12x75cl

DP

£518.46



Domaine du Colombier, Hermitage, 2009

2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Domaine du Colombier, Hermitage, 2009

As smooth and voluptuous as Hermitage gets without compromising typicity, this is loaded with dense velvety plum fruit, really slick unctuous fruit tannins providing the structural support, deep dark chocolate, cherry liqueur, salt, spice and white pepper characteristics, thick set and highly powerful but a real crowd pleaser too.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13%

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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