Esteemed Crozes Hermitage winemaker, Alain Graillot, farms a few rows of vines on the famous hill of Hermitage. It is well worth trying this supple, relatively forward-drinking wine that is a bargain by Hermitage standards.
- Bottle £49.00
- Bottle Case £588.00
"As for the 2010 Hermitage Blanc, it is an exquisite wine with fabulous fruit intensity. Lots of acacia flower, anise, quince, fig and pineapple intermixed with a hint of white peaches emerge from this well-delineated, full-bodied, enormously endowed, complex, dry white Hermitage. This wine lives up to the reputation bestowed on it by President Thomas Jefferson when he said in the 1780s that white Hermitages were France’s greatest white wine. The 2010 should drink well for 30-40+ years. "
- Bottle £175.00
- Bottle Case £2,100.00
Like all top-drawer négociants, the ever-reliable Yves Cheron (aka Pascal Frères) secures an allocation of Cru wines in the great years, as well as the lesser ones. So we were delighted recently to taste his red 2010 from the legendary Northern Rhône Cru of Hermitage. We drank it, we loved it and we bought it... all. It is a silky, spicy, seductive delight that could be approached now, but will age gracefully for at least a decade.
- Bottle £39.00
- Bottle Case £468.00