2011 Hermitage Rouge, Domaine du Colombier

This Hermitage blend is from several parcels including Bessards, and aged in large demi-muid casks with usually less than 20% new oak. A reserved brooding nose takes some breathing time to be fully coaxed out, but the palate is immediately enjoyable and is packed with vivid fruit. Ripe, unctuous and increasingly generous as the wine aerates; ripe cherry, plum liqueur and crème de mûre characteristics with hints of sloe. A beauty.

Category
Red
Country
France
Region
Rhône

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