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Delas Frères Syrah St. Joseph Cuvée Francois de Tournon 2009
"Ratcheting up the level of concentration, power, extract, tannin and intensity, the 2009 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon exhibits licorice, cassis, graphite and earth in its full-bodied, rich, well-balanced personality. It should drink well for 10-15 years. Under the inspired leadership of winemaker/administrator Jacques Grange, who has carte blanche authority from the proprietors, the Louis Roederer/Deutz Champagne firm, Delas has been on a fabulous qualitative roll for over a decade. They have enjoyed some great successes, so it is hard to say 2009 may be the magnum opus of Jacques Grange, but it certainly looks fabulous...91-93" Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 2/11
Decent for the price, but not sure where the experts get a 90 score. Hardly an extraordinary wine. More like a okay wine with a nice price. The wine finishes with the slight bitter style I do not care for.
Not always a fan of blends, but this is good. Thin, good for light fare. Strong cherrry, a bit of spice.
This blend (80% Grenache, 20% Syrah) has berry on the nose, particularly cherry. An easy, enjoyable wine to drink. Clean and crisp with some white pepper.
External Reviews for Delas Frères Syrah St. Joseph Cuvée Francois de Tournon
Much more structure, smoky, and concentrated, with a burly feel, the 2009 Delas Frères Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes delivers a serious array of blackberry, graphite, mineral, cedar, and charcoal that gives way to a full-bodied, dense, almost painf... Rhone Report, The. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes 750ml
Delas's two luxury cuvees are both candidates for perfection. As good as the single vineyard Cote Roties of Guigal, the 2009 Cote Rotie La Landonne, from a vintage that is slightly less successful in Cote Rotie than in the other Northern Rhone appell... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Cote Rotie la Landonne 750ml
Dark purple. Aromas of cherry compote and cassis are brightened by a zesty mineral quality. Rich but lithe offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a biting note of cracked pepper. Shows a touch of smokiness on the seamless nicely persistent finish. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
The 2009 St.-Joseph Francois de Tournon is showing even better than it did last year out of barrel. An inky/purple color is followed by notes of graphite smoke blackberries cassis road tar and truffles. With layers of fruit an unctuous texture and tremendous purity and depth this stunning effort is a great sleeper of this fabulous northern Rhone vintage. It should drink well for 10-15 years or longer. Another great negociant with significant vineyard holdings and at the top of their game is undeniably Delas owned by the Louis Roederer/Deutz Champagne firm. Since they acquired Delas well over a decade ago this firm has been under the management of Burgundian Jacques Grange who has done an outstanding job producing a sensational array of wines. The 2009s appear to be their finest overall performances to date and the 2010s are noteworthy successors in a more restrained mineral dominated crisper style. Jacques Grange did a fabulous job with his Cote Roties in both 2009 and 2010 the latter being a somewhat more challenging vintage in this appellation. The Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes (until the 2009 vintage this offering was known as the Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette) is sensational in both 2010 and 2009. Three thousand cases of this cuvee are produced and the wine is aged in French oak 50% new. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
There is no problem understanding the 2009 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos. Aged completely in small French oak barrels, it boasts a striking minerality, a wonderfully dense ruby/purple color and sweet notes of creme de cassis, black raspberries, licorice, ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage le Clos 1500ml
A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes 1500ml
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