Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

J. V. Fleury

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Light nose of blueberries, currants, plums, oak, licorice, spices, espresso, red candy, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, black tea and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, tobacco leaf, vegetables, vinaigrette, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a young Syrah from Northern Rhône. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good by itself or with food. Better after 2 hours of airtime when it shows the tannins.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of additional bottle time.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it was really good with Brie cheese.

100% Syrah grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— 10 days ago

Douglas, Dick and 21 others liked this

Aléofane

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2013

Saman Hosseini
9.0

Clean black fruit/olive/peppercorn, mineral/floral finish. Drinking beautifully. Feels like what the Herve Souhat Syrah aspires to be. Paired with slow roasted short rib steak sandwich with roasted onions and black olive tapenade. — 4 days ago

Keith and Daniel P. liked this

Domaine Habrard (Laurent Habrard)

Crozes-Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

One of my faves in an electric vintage. Lemon jelly, spice, tangerine, peach, lovey pithy and pit-like quality to the fruits. Really nuanced spice. Very nice. Palate is vibrant and dense with loads of energy and taut tropical fruits. Think papaya and mango with mega acids that freaky Marsanne minerality. Lovey mouthfeel and intensity. Great wine. Super complex, so elegant and so much minerality and energy. — 24 days ago

Severn, LM and 5 others liked this

Domaine du Colombier

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2011

Vintage 2011 this has developed beautiful: half transparant colour, velvety approach on the tongue. Tremendous good smell of flint, stable and red fruit, vannila and cedar. Peppers, of course a lot of Peppers. Paired with ribeye from the bbq, makes me very happy. — 4 days ago

Amr, "Odedi" and 17 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2013

Gearing up for the big Rhône trip. This Chave was drinking well for a 2013 but still a little on the young side, began to open up after about 2h in the decanter, still a fantastic wine, supple, elegant, incredible nose. — 6 days ago

Jonathan, Jim and 9 others liked this
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Giddy Up!

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1998

This seemed ready to go, perfumed & floral styled with dark red & black fruits, bacon fat, black olive, pepper, smoke, tobacco, leather & rose petal.
— 2 days ago

Ryan, Keith and 19 others liked this

Tardieu-Laurent

Hermitage Syrah 2008

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

Drinking really nice right now. Black peppercorn spice, roasted dark red and black fruits, and some smoked meat. Didn’t pick up a lot of iron. Smooth. Good acidity and tannin. Thanks
@Bill Makens
— 16 days ago

Michael RaridenJack ThompsonBill Makens
with Michael, Jack and 2 others
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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2013

Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

I pulled this out as a bonus bottle as I wanted to compare it against the other C-H. This was significantly darker in profile. Violets, underripe blackberry, charcoal, and a streak of iron down the middle. Chewy tannins.
— 16 days ago

Jack ThompsonMichael RaridenBill Makens
with Jack, Michael and 2 others
Jack, Ryan and 27 others liked this
Peggy Hadley

Peggy Hadley

Looks like a fun tasting.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 1989

Classic Hermitage nose, red & black fruits, smoked meat, leather, iron, herbs, pepper. Expressive sweet, silky palate, cherry liqueur, olives, beautifully balanced. Another wow bottle. — 6 days ago

David Schachter
with David
Amr, Steve and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Rémizières

Cuvée Émilie Hermitage Syrah 1999

Smoky, meaty, peppery, dark fruited Syrah. Barnyard, damp earth and black tea.
On the more modern side of the spectrum in its adolescence, but nowadays, as a grown-up, it’s starting to show a more gentle and nuanced personality.
I do not reach RP/Jeb-scores, but this certainly is a 93 in my book.
— 13 days ago

Billy, Thijs and 6 others liked this