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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2009
Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2009
(search item no. 122880)
collectible wine
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $259.00

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
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 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 show great class, with soft aromas of blackberries, violets, and black olives on a light smoky touch. Hermitage Les Bessards shows plenty of concentration in its fruit. This is a wine with a particularly dense tannic structure, and extremely good balance. This wine pairs well with red meat, game cooked rare or medium, marinated meat and spicy stews. It is recommended you open the bottle one to three hours before drinking.
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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.