Wine Spectator 92 points - This shows a lush feel, with velvety structure that lets ample fig, blackberry paste and plum pate de fruit notes play out. Cocoa, loam and dark tea all flitter through the finish, adding to the inviting feel. Best from 2014 through 2024. 350 cases imported.-JM
(Jun 15 2013)
Vinous 92 points - Lurid purple. Potent, smoke-accented scents of blackberry, cassis and candied violet, with a spicy topnote. Stains the palate with sappy black and blue fruit flavors that become livelier with air. Rich but animated, with excellent finishing power and a big jolt of chewy tannins at the close. Very promising but still a baby.
92+ Points (Mar 2013)
Wine Advocate 92 points - The light gold-colored 2010 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes Blanc has tremendous candle wax and honeysuckle notes intermixed with notions of crushed white flowers, brandied apricot marmalade and white peaches. This full-throttle, overwhelmingly rich and intense white should provide immense pleasure for 30-50 years.
One of the finest Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes I have ever tasted is the 2010, which comes close to rivaling their prodigious 2009. A wine of great intensity, it possesses an inky/purple color, plenty of creme de cassis, licorice, lead pencil shavings, camphor, flint and barbecue smoke characteristics, and a thickness and viscosity that eclipse that of the 2009. Full-bodied and powerful with sweet tannins, a striking floral/mineral component in the mid-palate, and a huge, massive finish, this brilliant Hermitage should be consumed between 2018-2035. (Dec 2011)