2017 Tardieu Laurent Hermitage

95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
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.
$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $125.00 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

"Inky ruby. Expressive cherry, blueberry and violet aromas are complemented by hints of exotic spices and smoky minerals. Succulent and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated, spice-laced black/blue fruit flavors and a violet pastille quality that builds on the back half. Broad and densely packed, yet lively as well, finishing with sharp delineation, youthful, firm tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence. (all de-stemmed fruit)"

18/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Mid purplish crimson. Intense, very youthful and rather tarry nose – quite different from the other 2017 northern Rhône reds from this producer. Explosive and dramatic on the nose. Some juice in the middle seeping out from between rocks aplenty. Chunky and solid on the palate with a massive potential for ageing. Exciting array of spice and mineral notes on the palate. Very serious stuff. Probably made in tiny quantities but worth seeking out. 100% Sérine clone (60 years old). Fruit from: Le Méal, Pierrelles and Les Diognières. 12 months' ageing in new and one-year-old oak plus a further 10 months in foudres (Allier, Tronçais and Jupille)." Drink 2025 - 2045

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Region Rhone Valley
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2025 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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