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E. Guigal Hermitage 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Showing even better than last year, the 2011 Hermitage shows the more exuberant, sexy and sunny nature of the vintage to a T. Toasted...
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E. Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Viscous in feel, featuring citrus and hazelnut oil notes that weave around a core of white peach, verbena, creamed Cavaillon melon and...
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M. Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Moving to the reds, the 2011 Ermitage Monier de la Sizeranne doesn't pull any punches and dishes up sexy, voluptuous levels of black...
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Nicolas Perrin Ermitage Rouge 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Well-rendered, with a solid spine of graphite holding the blackberry paste, warm fig and fruitcake notes together, while singed apple...

2011 Hermitage

Hermitage is the northern Rhone's most famous red wine appellation. A small district, Hermitage produces remarkably rich, deeply-colored, aromatic red wines made only from Syrah, and complex white wines blended from Marsanne and Roussane. In the 18th and 19th century, Hermitage wines commanded prices akin to First-Growth Bordeaux. Hermitage is located on a granitic hill of about 311 acres, with southern exposure, and a number of different soil types divided into various climats within the vineyard. The granite and exposure encourage optimal ripening of the grapes. So closely is the variety Syrah identified with the appellation that in Australia, Hermitage is sometimes used as a synonym for Shiraz (the Australian name for Syrah).