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Rated 92 - Deep ruby. Dark fruit preserves, olive, woodsmoke and a hint of incense on the powerfully scented nose....
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Rated 92 - Brilliant yellow-gold. Powerful scents of nectarine, pear nectar and Meyer lemon pick up vanilla, honey...
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Rated 96 - With richer, creamier and more spicy aromas, this has a very taut, composed and more reserved feel on the...
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Rated 97 - This was another excellent showing for the 2013 Hermitage Ex Voto and this elegant, medium to full-bodied...
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Rated 98 - The rich, powerful, primordial 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto isn’t for those seeking instant gratification and...
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Bottle: $329.84 $329.94
Rated 97-99 - The 2017 Hermitage Ex Voto shows the sunny, sexy side of the vintage yet backs it up with a dense,...
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Bottle: $239.95
Rated 97 - This offers a jaw-dropping display of white peach, creamed Jonagold apple, Cavaillon melon and persimmon...
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Rated 97 - While no red Ex Voto was made in 2016, the 2016 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is brilliant, offering classic,...
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Rated 99 - Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is a tour de force, offering a heavenly...
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Rated 92 - Brilliant violet. Pungent black and blue fruits on the mineral-accented nose, along with suggestions of...
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Rated 91 - Solid, with a licorice frame around the core of blackberry and blueberry fruit. Features a ganache and...
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Rated 92 - Light, bright yellow-gold. The nose offers an array of ripe orchard and pit fruit aromas, along with hints...
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Bottle: $187.95
Rated 96 - The 2003 Hermitage la Chapelle is a stunner! From a scorching-hot year that may never be repeated, this...
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Rated 94 - There's terrific depth and balance on offer by the 2014 La Chapelle, quite apart from a sense of...
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Bottle: $208.50
Rated 93 - Very juicy, with nice drive to the black currant and boysenberry fruit, which is pushed by dark plum...
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Rated 93 - Glass-staining ruby. Powerful scents of red and dark berry preserves, smoked meat, violet and minerals...
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Bottle: $139.89
Rated 93 - Glass-staining ruby. Powerful scents of red and dark berry preserves, smoked meat, violet and minerals...
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Bottle: $209.93
Rated 97 - The inky colored 2010 Hermitage la Chapelle is a blockbuster in the making, but is certainly not for those...
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Bottle: $135.94
Rated 97 - A gorgeous intensity of plum, spice and grilled meat on the nose. Cloves and hints of dried spices. This...
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France Hermitage Rhone Valley Wine

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.

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).

The Rhone Valley of southern France is a particularly fascinating wine region, with a history that stretches back to at least six hundred BCE, when the ancient Greeks first began cultivating vines there. The region itself is split into two distinct sub-regions, with the northern sub-region being famed for its production of exceptional Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier wines, packed full of interesting character and expressing the terroir found there. The southern sub-region is home to an enormous variety of grapes, and produces red, white and rosé wines, and some of the world's most famous and adored blended wines. The continental climate of the region is ideal for growing grapes, and the winds which blow from the Central Massif help temper the heat in the vineyards, leading to very ripe fruits holding plenty of flavor.