Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on



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In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years.

According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait?

I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these wines are looking today.


See Matt’s tasting notes and scores for 11 different Hermitage 2001 wines


Red, white and sweet

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See Matt’s tasting notes and scores for 11 different Hermitage 2001 wines:

Wines in order of colour and style then score

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Related content:

Walls: Tasting the first five vintages of Delas’ Hermitage ‘Ligne de Crête’

Hermitage vintage guide

Getting to know red Hermitage

Source: Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

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