Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France

Price: $116.99 $97.49
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Item No. 49494
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Winemaker's Notes

This unique cuvée illustrates the enormous potential of this incomparable vineyard. Color is deep red. The nose is aromatic with scents of berries, currants and violets. Les Bessards is rich in the mouth with bold yet silky tannins and concentrated black cherry/plumy fruit. An exceptional wine with a firm structure that will allow connoisseurs to reap the benefits of long cellaring.

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Founded over 160 years ago, Delas Freres was acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977. Delas Freres cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhone, 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...

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(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums ...
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