Marc Sorrel Hermitage 2010
Robert Parker notes that "for pure richness, allied to remarkable complexity and elegance, Hermitage remains unequalled". Marc Sorrel crafts one of the most stylish and complex examples from his granite rich vineyards, high above the Rhône. Marc's style is to allow the purity and intensity of his Syrah fruit to be the star of the show and his wine is a model of power, concentration and complexity. In this vintage there's elegance, too, in abundance. Parker rates 2010 an outstanding 94 Points, noting the wine has many years of life ahead. At this stage Sorrel's 2010 is opaque and densely woven with black fruit, spice and threads of subtle oak. Decant two hours prior to serve with grilled red meats, or better still cellar for several years.