2003 Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards Hermitage Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

  1. 2003 Delas Frères Les Bessards (Hermitage)

    1. I really like how this is showing now. Good levels of concentration, lush, sweet, ripe, but not over ripe, dark red fruits, licorice, roasted meat, round tannins and length in the finish. The wine improved in the glass. No hard edges to the tannins in this wine, it's really quite supple.

      96 points - Tasted
    2. Wow! With little encouragement other than splash decanting, the perfume blasts with dark berries, smoke, licorice, oak and black pepper. Full bodied, long, concentrated, big and rich, every mouth coating sip is packed with flavor. This is young, yet it drinks well and will only keep getting better and better. If you're not hung up on modern vs traditional, this is worth checking out.

      95 points - Tasted