Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon-Villages 2008

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Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter ...

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This ripe, suave red, delivers a full flush of luscious red fruit flavors and silky spicy notes. Broad midpalate, with a powerful, chocolate-filled... Read more

Dunkelfruchtiges, dichtes und komplexes Bukett, feine Kräuternoten. Kräftige Struktur, viel Fruchtschmelz mit präsenten, aber reifen Tanninen im Ab... Read more

The Hecht & Bannier 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Villages displays the vibratory kinetics; abundance of vivacious fruit - yet here possessed of almost ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This ripe, suave red, delivers a full flush of luscious red fruit flavors and silky spicy notes. Broad midpalate, with a powerful, chocolate-filled finish that features notes of toffee and hints of cream. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/23/2013

Dunkelfruchtiges, dichtes und komplexes Bukett, feine Kräuternoten. Kräftige Struktur, viel Fruchtschmelz mit präsenten, aber reifen Tanninen im Abgang.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The Hecht & Bannier 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Villages displays the vibratory kinetics; abundance of vivacious fruit - yet here possessed of almost liqueur-like sweetness; and complexity of mineral elements that one has come to associate with the best wines of this vintage. Lily and heliotrope mingle with the aromas of ripe black raspberry, blackberry can cassis, then offer persistent inner-mouth allure as the sweet berry concentrate saturates the palate while mouthwatering salinity and schistic crushed-stone and peat-like smokiness build in intensity toward a finish the displays - for all of its richness - the remarkable sense of levity and vibrancy that is often attributed to the alleged miracle of chalky soils such as characterize Vingrau. This much though is sure: You don't have to believe in the efficacy of geological underpinnings to recognize the dazzling complexity and uncanny balance on display here. This phenomenal value should make for riveting entertainment over at least the next 5-7 years, and probably - though the track record is only now accumulating - for significantly longer.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter und fleischiger Körper, harmonisch, saftig und rund mit kräftigem Abgang.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Vibrant, rich and well-balanced with its intense red plum, cherry and mineral flavors. There's plenty of peppery seasoning as well, with a finish dominated by dark chocolate. This has the stuffing to age. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The Hecht & Bannier 2005 Cotes du Roussillon Villages is 70% Grenache, with small components of Carignan, Syrah and Mourvedre, and was sourced from a variety of communes. If you don't claim to smell crushed stone or the pungent scrub of arid Catalan France in the nose of this wine, then you never will. In addition, intense blackberry and cassis as well as roasted game strongly suggest themselves. With a striking combination of creaminess of texture with insistent pungency and brightness - herbs, black pepper, crushed stone, and smoke all seem to make tactile contributions - this reaches every corner of the palate, then lays down a black-top of tar, cassis, herbal concentrate, and stones for a finish. It should be worth following for at least 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Gregory Hecht and Francois Bannier's highly-promising young negotiant operation will include wines from Roussillon as well as the Languedoc (for which, please consult coverage earlier in this report). Their 2003 Cotes du Roussillon Villages (from Grenache and Carignan with a bit of Syrah and Mourvedre) represents a selection for the best half dozen districts and soils of Roussillon, matured mostly in larger-than-barrique barrels. Aromas of black cherry, soy, resin and herbs lead to a polished, indeed positively creamy palate loaded with cherry and plum, alluringly-complemented by mocha and brown spices, and tinged with pleasing iodine and toasted nut bitterness. Remarkably sappy and juicy not to mention polished for a 2003, this wine's long, heat-free finish will reel you right back in for more. It represents an outstanding value, and may well gain in complexity over the next several years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter und fleischiger Körper, harmonisch, saftig und rund mit kräftigem Abgang.

Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter und fleischiger Körper, harmonisch, saftig und rund mit kräftigem Abgang.

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