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Tardieu-Laurent - Hermitage 2009 (JR 17.5, Vivino 4.4)

Tardieu-Laurent - Hermitage 2009 (JR 17.5, Vivino 4.4)

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Tardieu-Laurent - Hermitage 2009

Country : France
Region : Northern Rhone - Hermitage
Vintage : 2009
Grape : 100% Syrah
Strength : 13% vol.
Bottle size: 750ml

Jancis Robinson (JR): 17.5/20
Vivino 4.4 pts (78 ratings) as at 2021.4.2

Vivino reference price: $798
2012 Northern Rhone Vintage score (from Wine Spectator Vintage Charts): 96 pts

In addition to Bordeaux and Burgundy, the Rhone Valley is also very famous in France.
And Northern Rhone is most famous than Hermitage

Tardieu Laurent was established in 1996, the name originated from the two founders Michel Tardeiu and Dominique Laurent.
Tardieu Laurent is one of the few wine merchants to use biodynamic farming methods
Jancis Robinson (2010.10.18) : 17.5 / 20

"The nose seemed very slightly oxidised but that is surely not a fault of the wine itself which is pretty massive, almost monstrous. Was this picked very late? Enormous intensity and concentrated ambition. At this stage the tannins and acidity seem almost painful to me . This is going for the Grand Award! You will have to wait a very long time before you can enjoy this, and it seems perhaps just a little too tense compared with the classic Hermitages from Chave and Chapoutier. So wild it almost bites you! And very, very tight. I remember being very impressed by Tardieu's 2008 Hermitage. This seems slightly neurotic in comparison though it will doubtless reward the patient."

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