Cave de Tain l’Hermitage Hermitage 1999

note: this is a review of the white Hermitage

84 points

Hermitage, Northern Rhône, France. 13.5%

This bottle is far more oxidised than it should be. But the wine itself still shows through, mellow and complex. A rich soft wine, where alcohol flavour, which I normally don’t like at all, is a small part of the character.

A Marsanne and Rousanne blend and enough to remind me that old Marsanne can be really very interesting.

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