Colombier Hermitage Blanc 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A VERY refined and elegant white

Producer/Winery: Florent Viale; Domaine du Colombier; Tain L’Hermitage, France.

Grape Variety: Marsanne.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Hermitage; Rhone Valley, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: €52.00 ($57.92)

Purchased From: Cave Vinotheeque Quai; Tournon, France.

Paired With: Veal.


    Chilled before drinking. Clear quite dark oat straw color. Very light daffodil blossoms, apricot, peach and citrus aromas. Smooth, dry, slightly oily and creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. Sumptuous flavors of ripe Bartlett pear, lemon and peach with notes of ginger and honey. Crisp acidity, but not as much as expected and a long nutty finish that had persistent bitterness. WOW, what a refined white wine. It was luxuriant, delicious and easy drinking. Not the “Special” wine we expected, but a VERY refined and elegant white wine we thoroughly enjoyed.

The south facing Hermitage Appellation with the famous Hermitage Chapel at the top
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.