2014 Domaine des Remizières "Cuvée Emilie" Hermitage SKU #1289299

$54.99

RP 94 WS 92
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K&L Notes

The Desmeures family of Domaine des Remizières are fourth-generation winemakers who originally sold grapes to the local cooperative. After completing their winery in 1974, the family began production at their new property. The estate is now managed by Phillipe Desmeures, his daughter Emilie and son Christophe. They have expanded to 30 hectares with vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Hermitage. Emilie now oversees the winemaking, with her brother Christophe tending to the vineyards. We were excited to add them to our lineup of Direct Imports last year, especially once Jeb Dunnuck of Wine Advocate proclaimed, "This estate needs to be on every reader’s short list." We visited them on our recent trip to do some 2015 and 2016 barrel sampling, and there is going to be a lot to like. Meanwhile, all of the Remizières wines are available in limited quantities, so get these on your "short list" or you may end up on the waiting list.

Staff Reviews

  • Thomas Smith
    By: Thomas Smith
    1/26/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Keep in mind that Hermitage can only come from one beautiful hillside above the town of Tain l’Hermitage. Just one. The granite soils, the steep slopes, and perfect south-facing rows produce a wine unlike any other. Due to these limitations, you typically pay an arm and a leg for the world’s greatest expression of Syrah. The 2014 Remizieres “Cuvee Emilie” was priced so reasonably I swore that there had to be something off about it. There isn’t. This is stone-cold Hermitage, with insanely dense concentration, and a formidable wall of tannin that ensures this wine will be drinking great for years to come. I was further shocked at how well the wine performed after a decanting. This is a total gateway Hermitage for anyone who has been curious about the wines but turned off by the price. This one is worth it.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    1/16/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Another example of what Syrah should REALLY taste like! Deep, blackberry fruit, hints of chalk and licorice, lush, full and complex. The finish goes on and on and on. Simply put, just a wonderful release from this producer that gives immediate gratification and pleasure.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    4/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Entirely destemmed, the rouge captures the purity of Hermitage. It is deep and profound and requires just a short time in your cellar or maybe a long decant before consumption.

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