Delas Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes 2011
The wine has a brillant, deep red hue. The nose is powerful and complex, expressing blackberries, spices and leather. On the palate the wine is firm but silky, with a tightly-knit tannic structure that is the hallmark of wines that have a good future.
Pair this wine with rare or well-cooked red meat, roasted game, marinated meat dishes and spicy stews. We recommend opening this bottle between one and three hours before drinking.
The Wine Advocate - "Starting off the 2011s, both of which were tasted out of bottle numerous times, the 2011 Hermitage Domaine de Tourettes is another blockbuster from this producer. Full-bodied, rich, layered and voluptuously textured, it offers up a beautiful bouquet of smoked herbs, leather, ground pepper and assorted meaty nuances that are grounded by a rich core of cassis and darker berry fruit. While a big wine, it has remarkable freshness and purity, serious mid-palate depth and silky tannin, all of which allow it to dish out loads of pleasure, even now. Enjoy it over the coming 15-20 years."
Wine Spectator - "A sleek style, with ample depth to the plum coulis, cassis and blackberry paste flavors, all carried by lively spice notes and racy acidity that lets the finish stretch out, revealing a lingering loamy edge"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Lurid ruby. Fresh plum, blackcurrant, espresso and spicy oak on the perfumed nose. Sweet, chewy and nicely concentrated, with vibrant, primary flavors of succulent berries and candied licorice. Intense, youthful and long, finishing with firm but thoroughly ripe tannins and a jolt of minerality."