This is a blend from three of the top Hermitage vineyards - L'Ermite, le Sabot and Les Bessards. It is powerful and rich, with black fruits, spices and leather aromas. To taste, there are barnyard flavors, acidity and dense tannins. It will certainly age, probably over 10 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.