Hermitage "Les Greffières" 1983 - Domaine de Vallouit
Tag: Worn, handwrote vintage
Overall Condition: Good
Hermitage "Les Greffières" 1983 - Domaine L. de Vallouit
About the estate L. de Vallouit:
Bottles just out from the estate! After excellent aging conditions.
Domaine L. de Vallouit was a magnificent family estate in the northern Rhône Valley. One of the few to have vines in all the northern Rhône appellations, with the exception of Château Grillet, of course. In 2001, the estate's vines were taken over by Guigal, which incorporated them into some of its most prestigious cuvées.
About the cuvée:
The Hermitage appellation was created in 1937, the Syrah vines, from which the red wines come, benefit from a unique, essentially granitic terroir. The diversity of these soils has led to the creation of famous localities such as Le Méal or, as here, Les Greffieux/Les Greffières.
About the 1983 vintage at Hermitage:
A magnificent vintage, the best since 1978 in Hermitage! The 1983 are very concentrated and balanced. They have impressive aging potential.
Tasting Notes Hermitage "Les Greffières" 1983:
We tasted this cuvée in May 2022 and found it...too young and closed despite being open for two hours. This powerful and concentrated wine is very representative of the vintage. It offers herbaceous, smoky and spicy notes. In the mouth, the tannins are still very present and quite firm. The mouth offers aromas of cedar wood, earth and garrigue. A decanter for several hours is essential.
- 75 cl
- Rhone Valley
- Grape(s) variety
- 100% Syrah
- Red wine
- % alc.
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