Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

I agree with @Jonathan Wall that compared with the ‘16 vintage, this lacks a bit of refinement. It’s still better than the ‘15, and after hours slow ox it opened gorgeously, tannins softened, and had that lead pencil, blue slate thing again. — 2 days ago

Severn, Hermes and 10 others liked this
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

Still holding on to my 2012...
Jae Cho

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@Adriana Fabbro it’s a baby for sure, and maturing much slower than my son. Also a ‘17 vintage.

Domaine Combier

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Very floral and fruit driven....very well made for the price — 6 days ago

Josh, Mike and 3 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

De l'Orée Ermitage Blanc Marsanne 2001

After having tasted two suboptimal white Hermitages last saturday, I have to admit that it can be a hit-and-miss when it comes to aging Rhône blancs....
But this one slightly restores my faith in doing so.
Golden colour, spicy tropical fruit, juicy and sappy in the midpalate and a long, rich and satisfying finish. No distracting notes of oxidation.
A wonderful bottle from a good but not a great vintage.
Tops.
— 12 days ago

Marc, Ira and 15 others liked this

Domaine les hauts de Mercurol

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Smells of sweet grass and a barnyard.

A large strapping wine, both in mouthfeel, and heft.
Minty, gravelly, horehound, sweet grass, herbaceous and savory cracked pepper.
This is a meal on its own, throw the food away now, this is meant to be acknowledged solo.
Heard.
— 9 days ago

Trixie, Neil and 7 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A fine, strapping review! Enjoyed reading your notes. 🍷

M. Chapoutier

l'Ermite Ermitage Syrah 2005

Shay A
9.4

Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!

We thought it would be fun to open this alongside the Horsepower for a small comparison...as an ‘05, this was shockingly young. Gorgeous aromatic display of dried red flowers, herbs de Provence, underripe blackberries, and a touch of iron. On the palate, it unfurled a bit towards the end of the evening, revealing black currant, raspberries, coffee beans, smoked meats and a tangy mineral driven finish. This needs another 5 years and at that point, this may start approaching triple digits. Thanks
@Shawn R .
— 5 days ago

Shawn R
with Shawn
Tom, Paul and 56 others liked this

Christelle Betton

Espiègle Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

This is the driest "Slooty" Crozes I have had in a long time. Its makes me feel as if I should slip it a $20 when Im done drinking it, for cab fair... Yet if you brush through the dirtiness. You come for a very fun puzzle of East, funk, and linear lazer kitten fur that makes you want to just pound it. — 7 days ago

Domaine du Coulet (Matthieu Barret)

et La Banniere... Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

Dark-hued and almost black. Seriously floral on the nose: violet, lilac, jammy blackberry cobbler, tarragon. Juicy dark fruit exploding through the palate interlaced with smoky, meaty bitterness. Develops into significantly more blue fruit and a vibrant olive brine. Really impressive at this price point for Syrah lovers. — 14 days ago

Josh, Ron and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Colombier

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

A touch of brett to start. Loads of black raspberry after on the nose and a touch of olive brine. Fruit driven on the palate softer acid than I like in a Crozes, and softer tannin than anticipated. Seems like it should be drunk in the near term. — 12 days ago

Marc, Keith and 9 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2012

Seafood tower and...Fabulous bottle! Starting to enter its window. Rich but not heavy, fresh with bitter elements that blend nicely to offer contrast between its gras and broad fruit. I found it to be quite lively on the palate without sacrificing classic Hermitage blanc character. A true vin de terroir. Great evolution over a couple hours of air. — 6 days ago

Eric, Ira and 2 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Les Chenes Vert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

This complex white Rhône was a hit with our tasting group. Great mix of texture and floral aromatics. Medium full body with assertive acidity. A profound start to our Cote Rotie tasting. — 9 days ago

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