2020 Domaine Marc Sorrel Hermitage
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2020 Domaine Marc Sorrel Hermitage

Hermitage, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$330. 00
$3960.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Chiefly (90%) from Les Plantiers—a little-known lieu-dit toward the western base of the slope—with about 10% Les Bessards, Sorrel's 2020 Hermitage looks like its customary supple, silky self, with masses of raspberry fruit, ample weight and richness and a long, elegant finish. It should drink well soon after release and evolve well for more than a decade. Drink 2023 - 2035.
92-95 points
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)

Inky violet color. Juicy red and blue fruit preserve aromas are complemented by suave floral and exotic spice flourishes. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering sappy cherry, blueberry, fruitcake, candied violet and salty olive flavors and a suggestion of star anise. Round, even tannins build steadily through the impressively long finish, which strongly echoes the floral and spice notes. Drink 2029-2039.
95 points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous

Looking first at the classic 2020 Hermitage, it sports a dense purple color as well as a terrific nose of ripe red and black fruits, leather, sappy flowers, and loamy earth. It's medium to full-bodied, wonderfully balanced, has ripe tannins, and a great finish. It has a firm edge under its fruit and is going to benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age. A brilliant bottle of wine, it should be long-lived. Drink after 2027.
94 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Blackcurrant pastille and violet scents; a medium-bodied fresh and juicy style. Not terribly tannic and with low acidity but nonetheless it has a sense of balance. An elegant style. From 60-year-old vines in Les Plantiers (90%) and Les Bessards (10%), all whole-bunch fermented. Drink 2022 - 2030.
93 points
Matt Walls - Decanter

90% Les Plantiers, 10% Les Bessards. Cask sample tasted at the domaine.
Crimson with a light rim. More elegance than power, the fruit floral and lifted, the tannins fine grained and overriding freshness, the alcohol well retained. Good depth all the same and plenty of drive on the finish. Should be accessible relatively early. Drink 2025-2038.
17.5/20 points
James Lawther MW - jancisrobinson.com