Wine Spectator, 94 points
“This is smoldering in feel, with tobacco and warm earth notes leading the way, followed by steeped raspberry and plum reduction accents. Judicious toast takes a back seat, letting loam and mesquite elements play out on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2034. 200 cases made, 30 cases imported.”
Jeb Dunnuck, 94 points
“Coming from the eastern side of Hermitage (with more clay and limestone soils) and aged in just 10% new French oak, the 2017 Hermitage Les Miaux sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as ripe, hedonistic notes of red and black currants, incense, bloody meat, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. Ripe, sexy, and full-bodied, it's already approachable yet promises to keep for 15-20 years.”
Vinous, 93 points
“Inky ruby. Expansive aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, potpourri and candied licorice are complemented by smoky mineral and spice nuances. Juicy, expansive blackberry, bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors become sweeter and put on weight as the wine opens up. Gently gripping tannins lend shape to an impressively long, spice-tinged finish that echoes the floral and blue fruit notes. This wine registers a pH of 3.8, by the way, but it definitely doesn't lack for energy. 15% new oak.”
Wine Enthusiast, 93 points
"Matured in oak but with just 10% new barrels, Les Miaux is the most pure and unadulterated in fruit compared to the producer's more lavish Hermitage bottlings. Boysenberry and blackberry flavors are joyously plump but pristine, a lip smacking contrast to the tangs of cut stone that linger on the finish. Fine, firmly gripping tannins lend four-square structure. A stately yet approachable wine at peak now–2030."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 points
“A blend of Les Dionnières (70%) and Le Méal (30%), the 2017 Hermitage Les Miaux features gentle cedary accents to the cherry, raspberry and black olive core of fruit. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, this solid effort finishes long and velvety.”
Wow! Normally over $100, we scored this from our French importer at an eye-popping $64...plus free shipping on 2 or more!!
Ferraton is 100% organic, biodynamic, cherished among serious Syrah lovers, and, amazingly, in our warehouse at the best price we have ever seen!!
Not for the shy, but definitely for those seeking a truly mind-expanding experience! Deep, intense, meaty, toasty, packed with berries and incense, minerality and smoky meat, this is guaranteed to rock your palate. A great wine to hold onto for some years, too! Amazing price!!
Founded in 1946 by Jean Orens Ferraton, the company began with a tiny parcel of two-thirds of an acre on the hill of Hermitage. Over time, the family slowly expanded its holdings into Crozes Hermitage and Saint Joseph, which they farm 100% biodynamically since 2000. Around this time, a partnership was formed with Michel Chapoutier to help bring the brand to the next level. Today, the wines are better than they have ever been!
ONLY 24 CASES --- don’t forget free shipping on just 2 or more!