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    Hermitage 2013
    J.L. Chave
    Bottle (4)


    "Smoky dark berries, violet and black pepper on the nose and in the mouth. Juicy and precise, showing strong mineral cut and an echo of smokiness on the back half. #2, from Beaume: Aromas of blackberry, candied flowers and licorice, with a stony quality adding lift. The berry and licorice notes carry through on the palate, which also features a hint of black cardamom. #3, from l'Ermite: Intensely perfumed dark berry and black pepper scents, with a deeper licorice pastille quality emerging. Sappy and focused, showing strong spicy lift to the black and blue fruit flavors. Expands nicely on the back half. #4, from Méal: Sexy red fruit and floral pastille aromas show excellent clarity and a hint of allspice. Fresh, penetrating and pure, with superb focus to its raspberry and blood orange flavors. Drinks like a ripe pinot and finishes with serious cling. #5, from Bessards: Displays powerful cherry and cassis aromas sharpened by a peppery nuance. Bitter cherry and violet flavors show appealing sweetness and good spine thanks to juicy acidity. Smoky and focused, with excellent back-end lift and cut. The final wine should be expressive and fairly open soon after release, at least by the standards of Hermitage, with very good freshness and precision." (92-94 pts. Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb. 2015)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    23rd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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