2015 Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Gréal Hermitage Wine Tasting Note

2015 Marc Sorrel Le Gréal  (Hermitage) 98

Wow, this is inky in color, with just as much depth in flavor to match. The nose shows crushed rocks, smoke and dark, black fruits. On the palate, the wine is incredibly full-bodied, rich and intense, with a hint of saltiness to the tannins. Even with all this power, the wine is balanced, fresh and refined. The best since 2003, and it is probably even better. It will age for decades effortlessly.

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marc sorrel Hermitage Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Marc Sorrel Hermitage, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Young vintages can be decanted for 2-4 hours, depending on the character of the vintage. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Marc Sorrel Hermitage is at its best with 12-15 years of age, and can provide fabulous drinking for at least 3-4 decades.

Serving Marc Sorrel Hermitage with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Marc Sorrel is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Marc Sorrel is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Marc Sorrel is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

The white wine of Marc Sorrel is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

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