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2005 Hermitage Les Bessards

Delas Freres

96Average Score
flagRhone / France
Red

A wine that needs to be left alone for another 4-5 years is the 2005 Hermitage Les Bessards. As with the Cote Rotie La Landonne, I tasted this earlier in the year and it showed similar this go around as well. Massive, tannic, concentrated and backwards, with tons of graphite, crushed rock and smoked meats, it has full-bodied richness, massive tannin and a big finish. I worry a smidge about the overall tannin level/balance here, but I’m still convinced that this wine’s best days lie ahead. Mar 2016, www.robertparker.com

Jeb Dunnuck    Score: 95/100

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