Lot 114

DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2003 (2)

Rhône.
1 x scraped & wrinkled label 1 x scraped & scuffed label

Showing similar to a bottle last year, the 2003 Hermitage les Bessards is a big, full-bore, pedal-to-the-metal Hermitage that's loaded with currants, smoked meats, roasted herbs, beef blood and chocolate. Decadent, voluptuous and full-bodied with sweet tannin, it has beautiful purity of fruit and a terrific finish. it's an incredible wine that can be enjoyed anytime over the coming two decades. September 2015 WA 97

DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2004 (1)

Rhône.
scuffed label

WA 93

DELAS FRÈRES HERMITAGE LES BESSARDS 2005 (1)

Rhône.
scuffed label

A wine that needs to be left alone for another 4-5 years is the 2005 Hermitage Les Bessards. As with the Cote Rotie La Landonne, I tasted this earlier in the year and it showed similar this go around as well. Massive, tannic, concentrated and backwards, with tons of graphite, crushed rock and smoked meats, it has full-bodied richness, massive tannin and a big finish. I worry a smidge about the overall tannin level/balance here, but I’m still convinced that this wine’s best days lie ahead. March 2016 Drink: 2019-2045 WA 95+

4 bts.    per lot $400 - $600

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