2016 Tardieu Laurent Hermitage

2016 Tardieu Laurent Hermitage

95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Tardieu Laurent Hermitage
95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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Sublime Syrah from the home of the grape in one the great vintages. Tardieu's iridescent Hermitage comes from mainly Serine Syrah vines of 60 years old. It combines incredible power with supreme refinement, aromatic precision and depth. A blockbuster that promises twenty plus years of great drinking (providing the clock doesn't start ticking for a little while yet), a lucky few will get this top offering from Tardieu in their cellar.

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$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $120.00 per bottle




Its Origins

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine. Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.

What The Critics Say

93-95/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Opaque ruby. Deep-pitched cherry, blackberry and incense aromas are complemented by smoky mineral and spice nuances. Broad, sappy black and blue fruit flavors show an outstanding blend of power and finesse, and a sexy floral pastille nuance builds in the glass. Impressively lively for its heft thanks to a core of juicy acidity that adds nervy back-end cut. Finishes very long and sweet, with supple tannins coming in late."

17+/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Mid crimson. Savoury with mid concentration. Not quite as compelling as the Côte Rôtie, though admittedly much more youthful. A solid effort – and Hermitage is meant to be nothing if not solid. Not entrancing but a true rendition of the appellation. Fresh on the finish but it seems less ambitious than some others within their appellations. 100% Sérine, Syrah (60 years old). Terroir: Rouméas, Pierrelles and les Diognères. Ageing: 12 months in new and one-year-old oak plus 10 months in foudre (Allier - Tronçais - Jupile)." Drink 2024 - 2038

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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