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Producer: Louis Bernard, Article: The Northern Rhône: 2017 and 2018

10 Wines Found
VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2018 Louis Bernard Condrieu

Loads of pineapple and canned peach notes emerge from the 2018 Condrieu, which is nicely textured, has good fruit, and a soft, early-drinking style.

  $105 1

Loads of pineapple and canned peach notes emerge from the 2018 Condrieu, which is nicely textured, has good fruit, and a soft, early-drinking style.

2018 Louis Bernard Cote Rotie

The 2018 Côte Rôtie has a kiss of oak on the nose yet backs it up with beautiful dark berry fruits, leather, and peppery nuances. With medium to full body, a light, elegant texture, and terrific purity, it's a beautiful, fleshy, charming Côte Rôtie that's going to impress on release and over the following decade or so.

  $105 1

The 2018 Côte Rôtie has a kiss of oak on the nose yet backs it up with beautiful dark berry fruits, leather, and peppery nuances. With medium to full body, a light, elegant texture, and terrific purity, it's a beautiful, fleshy, charming Côte Rôtie that's going to impress on release and over the following decade or so.

2018 Louis Bernard Crozes-Hermitage

The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage, which was brought up all in vat, offers a ripe, fruit-driven bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with plenty of candied violets, incense, and peppery spice aromas and flavors. It's polished, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and rock-solid. Enjoy bottles over the coming 7-8 years.

  $50 1

The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage, which was brought up all in vat, offers a ripe, fruit-driven bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with plenty of candied violets, incense, and peppery spice aromas and flavors. It's polished, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and rock-solid. Enjoy bottles over the coming 7-8 years.

2018 Louis Bernard Hermitage

The 2018 Hermitage is a beautiful Hermitage. Notes of sweet blackberries, cassis, graphite, and iron all flow to a medium to full-bodied, balanced, nicely concentrated effort that has ripe tannins, beautiful fruit, and a great finish. It's going to be approachable with just short-term cellaring and keep for a decade.

  $105 1

The 2018 Hermitage is a beautiful Hermitage. Notes of sweet blackberries, cassis, graphite, and iron all flow to a medium to full-bodied, balanced, nicely concentrated effort that has ripe tannins, beautiful fruit, and a great finish. It's going to be approachable with just short-term cellaring and keep for a decade.

2018 Louis Bernard Saint Joseph

The 2018 Saint Joseph is rock-solid and has a classic, medium-bodied, balanced style that carries plenty of darker berry fruits, graphite, and pepper herb aromas and flavors. With terrific depth of fruit, ripe tannins, and a straight, workhorse style, drink it on release and over the following 7-8 years. Readers looking for a well-made northern Rhône Syrah that won't break the bank can't go wrong here.

  $60 1

The 2018 Saint Joseph is rock-solid and has a classic, medium-bodied, balanced style that carries plenty of darker berry fruits, graphite, and pepper herb aromas and flavors. With terrific depth of fruit, ripe tannins, and a straight, workhorse style, drink it on release and over the following 7-8 years. Readers looking for a well-made northern Rhône Syrah that won't break the bank can't go wrong here.

2017 Louis Bernard Condrieu

A fleshy, fruit-forward effort, the 2017 Condrieu offers lots of classic apricots, floral, and honeyed notes as well as a pure, medium-bodied, nicely textured style on the palate.

  $105 1

A fleshy, fruit-forward effort, the 2017 Condrieu offers lots of classic apricots, floral, and honeyed notes as well as a pure, medium-bodied, nicely textured style on the palate.

2017 Louis Bernard Cote Rotie Grande Reserve

Plums, blueberries, exotic flowers, and spice all emerge from the 2017 Côte Rôtie Grande Reserve. It's a medium-bodied, balanced, charming effort that has the vintage’s sunny yet also tight and structured style. Give it a decant if drinking any time soon.

  $105 1

Plums, blueberries, exotic flowers, and spice all emerge from the 2017 Côte Rôtie Grande Reserve. It's a medium-bodied, balanced, charming effort that has the vintage’s sunny yet also tight and structured style. Give it a decant if drinking any time soon.

2017 Louis Bernard Crozes-Hermitage

The peppery, dark-fruited, menthol-laced, and straight-up classic 2017 Crozes-Hermitage from Louis Bernard has a medium-bodied, fresh, lively style, light tannins, and good acidity. Drink this juicy, lively, nicely balanced effort over the coming 7-8 years.

  $50 1

The peppery, dark-fruited, menthol-laced, and straight-up classic 2017 Crozes-Hermitage from Louis Bernard has a medium-bodied, fresh, lively style, light tannins, and good acidity. Drink this juicy, lively, nicely balanced effort over the coming 7-8 years.

2017 Louis Bernard Hermitage

Brought up all in oak vats, the 2017 Hermitage is outstanding, showing impressive concentration and depth as well as terrific notes of currants, blackberries, ground herbs, and loamy earth. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, has real Hermitage character, and will drink nicely for 10-15 years.

  $105 1

Brought up all in oak vats, the 2017 Hermitage is outstanding, showing impressive concentration and depth as well as terrific notes of currants, blackberries, ground herbs, and loamy earth. It's rich, medium to full-bodied, has real Hermitage character, and will drink nicely for 10-15 years.

2017 Louis Bernard Saint Joseph

The 2017 Saint Joseph is a solid effort, with plenty of blue and black fruits as well as peppery herbs in a medium-bodied, fresh, focused, style. It has some tannic grip, but it’s already approachable. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years or so.

  $60 1

The 2017 Saint Joseph is a solid effort, with plenty of blue and black fruits as well as peppery herbs in a medium-bodied, fresh, focused, style. It has some tannic grip, but it’s already approachable. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years or so.