Robert Parker 94
Sourced from the eastern portion of the hillside, the 2018 Hermitage La Maison Bleue is earthy, welcoming and open with hints of crushed stone accenting red raspberries and vanilla. Full-bodied and lush, with a creamy texture, it’s approachable young, yet still powerful, rich and long on the finish. I’d expect it to close down over the next couple of years, then re-emerge and blossom after 2025 or so.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035