Delas

The winery was founded in 1835 in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône. The house's reputation spread quickly worldwide as the winery brought home numerous awards from international competitions. In 1996, Fabrice Rosset was appointed Chairman & CEO of Delas Frères & Champagne Deutz. In 1997, Jacques Grange joined Delas as Chief Winemaker and Technical Director. Jacques Grange, a well-known oenologist and specialist in wines from Burgundy and the Vallee du Rhone, is developing its enormous potential, a task which is today acknowledged by the best-known critics.

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2009 The most prodigious wine I have yet tasted from the Delas portfolio is the brilliant 2009 Hermitage Les Bessards. Its inky/purple color is followed by abundant notes of acacia flowers, blackberries, black currants, new saddle leather, roasted meats and graphite, amazing concentration, a skyscraper-like texture, supple but significant tannin and low acidity. The result is a perfect example of Syrah from this great vineyard site in Hermitage. It will offer immense pleasure for 40+ years. – 100 points by Robert Parker.

Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2010 The uber-impressive 2010 Hermitage Les Bessards ranks alongside the perfect 2009. The strikingly intense powdered stone/granite minerality is apparent in this wine of great intensity, prodigious, almost skyscraper-like texture, massive body and high tannins. It is only for true connoisseurs who have a cold cellar as well as the patience to wait a minimum of a decade for it to round into drinking form. Filled with potential, it is one of the single greatest Hermitages I have ever tasted. There is no hint of its 100% new oak aging! – 100 points by Robert Parker (12/ 2012)