Delas Frères Syrah St. Joseph Cuvée Francois de Tournon 2009

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"Ratcheting up the level of concentration, power, extract, tannin and intensity, the 2009 St.-Joseph Francois de Tour...

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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 ... Read more

Not always a fan of blends, but this is good. Thin, good for light fare. Strong cherrry, a bit of spice. Read more

This blend (80% Grenache, 20% Syrah) has berry on the nose, particularly cherry. An easy, enjoyable wine to drink. Clean and crisp with some whit... Read more

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Snooth User: Vamos
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2.00 5
09/20/2011

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.


Snooth User: Ty McMahan
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/28/2007

Not always a fan of blends, but this is good. Thin, good for light fare. Strong cherrry, a bit of spice.


Snooth User: mariavperalta
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/15/2007

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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

A lively, peppery, mineral-driven style, with a strong iron note run-ning through the core of crushed plum and blackberry. Features a lingering white pepper edge on the slightly dusty finish. Best from 2013 through 2020.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage le Clos 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/27/2011

A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage le Clos 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2012

Beautiful dark garnet core with a bright fuchsia rim. The nose is pure syrah, with an intriguing, complex mix of fruit and subtle earthy components including black pepper, smoked meats, bright blackberry, and Asian spice. On the palate, freshness and... Alex Lallos. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage Grands Chemins 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/28/2011

While it is a beauty, it is eclipsed by the 2009 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos, which is a limited production offering that is only produced in top vintages. Aged 100% in small French oak, it exhibits a striking minerality as well as copious notes of cass... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage le Clos 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/19/2012

Ripe and flashy, with lots of roasted fig, plum and blackberry fruit, though its held in check for now by muscular ganache, maduro tobacco and freshly roasted espresso notes. Very grippy on the finish, but fine acidity is buried deep, boding well fo... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/28/2011

The dense purple-colored, gamy 2009 Cornas Chante Perdrix offers up scents of duck confit intermixed with notions of burning embers, black fruits, new saddle leather and savage animal-like notes. There is extraordinary intensity and abundant tannin, ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Cornas Chante Perdrix 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/01/2011

Delas's two luxury cuvees are both candidates for perfection. One of the vintage's greatest Hermitages is undeniably the 2009 Hermitage Les Bessards (a 900-case cuvee that comes from the estate's holdings in this famous Hermitage lieu-dit). Built lik... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Delas Freres Hermitage les Bessards 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

"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

"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

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