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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2007
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2007
(search item no. 113453)
collectible wine
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A brilliant, deep red hue with lots of depth. The nose shows great class, with soft aromas of blackberries, violets, and black olives with a touch of light smok. Hermitage "Les Bessards" shows plenty of concentration in its fruit. This is a wine with a particularly dense tannic structure, and extremely good balance.
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About Delas Freres:

Founded over 160 years ago, Delas Frères was acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977.

Delas Frères cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhône, in some of the region's most prestigious appellations. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhone growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.

Crafted by winemaker Jacques Grange to epitomize finesse and elegance, recent Delas Frères vintages from the vineyards of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Ventoux have won renewed praise for their intensity of flavor and excellent value.