Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Vincent Paris

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Very much on the dark, earthy, minerally side. So dark and full of smoky ember crushed stone that I’d almost be tempted to place it half-way around the world in Walla Walla. Palate is rich and dark, a highlights more savory minerally notes than fruit. Distinctive and good but not a typical fruity Crozes. — 12 days ago

Severn, Douglas and 18 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2020

Tightly wound nose, lots of beeswax, white florals and some stone fruit, rounded by oak. Palate in unfortunately alcohol-first (I guessed 14.5 but it’s 15!) but layers of texture. Good bit hot, more pedigree than magic — 4 days ago

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Domaine du Colombier

Hermitage Syrah 2017

2017 vintage. Last tasted 6.1.22 with same score. Perfume of fennel, Chambord, lavender, ripe dark plum and dusty bookshelf. Moonless, winter night color. Medium-heavy body. Gamey and mineralesque but otherwise, clean on the finish. A very light Reposado tequila pop up flavoring approx 45 seconds after savoring the finish. No, haven’t had any tequila in months. 10.30.23. — a month ago

Ted, Bob and 14 others liked this

E. Guigal

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Nariz: mora, ciruela, frambuesa, algo de regaliz y especies, aceitunas

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M
— 11 days ago

Eric, Ted and 7 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

"Le Pavillon" Ermitage Syrah 2020

Phenomenal! Dark plum base but layers of exhiberant and concentrated small dark berries and red fruit jump from the glass, but all enveloped in deep, complex earthy tones. Palate is insane, minerality and acidity are tingling, almost sparking on the sides of the mouth, mingling with the very fine lively tannins. So much pleasure without sacrificing any seriousness — 4 days ago

Tom liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Silène J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

NOSE: wild blueberries, blackberry jelly, iron, wintergreen.

TASTE: big blast of acidic berries, tree bark - root-beer like? Dense and good. 90.
— a month ago

Vanessa, Ray and 3 others liked this


Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2021

J Choi

Cool Syrah. Refreshing — 2 months ago

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2016

Too young I know but was hoping with a 5h+ decant this would still deliver. It did, though I’m not sure it showed as distinctively as I was hoping. On cork pop a medicinal note that blew off. Lots of dark red fruit and purple flowers. Tannins are there but alongside a ribeye weren’t overbearing. Quite nice but was hoping for something more. — 8 days ago

Ted, Joseph and 7 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Le Méal Blanc Hermitage Marsanne 2012

Bright golden color. Warm spices, stone fruits, almond. Long finish. Great with Thanksgiving dinner. — 5 days ago

Shay and Andrew liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne 2018

A full body, heavy blanc Hermitage, 66% Marsanne and 34% Roussanne. Yellow hay color, brilliant. Noticed nose of pear, strudel apple, even guave.
Thick palate, meaty in structure (for wine), very balanced. Missing the final kick of the minerality. Great experience.
— a month ago

David, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this