Hermitage was mercifully spared by the frost in 2021, however with elevated rainfall dilution was still a major issue.
‘It was the great terroirs that made good wines in 2021,’ said Jean-Louis Chave of Domaine JL Chave, ‘you needed slopes and old vines.’ This helped to avoid dilution, because rain runs off the slopes.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for top-scoring Hermitage 2021 wines
Matt Walls’ top-scoring Hermitage 2021 wines:
The wines below all scored 93 points or above, and are listed white then red in score order.