Crunchy Croze « on the fruit ». Open nose, soft and fresh mouth with a nice volume typical of fairly natural wines. Beautiful, soft shades support the primary explosive notes of black, purple, iris, peppery and smoked fruits. Immediate pleasure, very greedy. Very nice wine to share as early as the aperitif.
Croze croquant sur le fruit. Nez ouvert, bouche souple et fraîche avec un beau volume typique des vins assez natures. De belles nuances réglissées, soutiennent les notes explosives primaires de fruits noirs, violette, iris, poivrées et fumées. Plaisir immédiat, très gourmand. Vin très sympa à partager dès l’apéro. — 13 days ago
2021/2/27 with delivery from Joel Robuchon. Many of the greatest aged red wines (with many of the greatest meals) that I’ve had have been Chave Hermitage, and here was another. The great Syrahs of the Northern Rhône become so magical with age - it enhances them as much or more than any other wine - and this is as good as they come. Astonishing aromas of roasted game, olives, black berries and spices, deep and rich yet translucent and fresh on the palate. — 13 days ago
Better at this point than the 2016 Jaboulet Saint Joseph I drank this with. Also better on day 2. Brambly fruit and violets but missing any kind of olive/meaty notes. — 15 hours ago
Serious old vine Marsanne here, microscopic production (60 cases) and I personally drank and/or sold probably 10%!This is on the downslope w/fading tropical fruit, but now secondary layers are pretty sexy w/roasted hazelnuts, butterscotch, dulce de leche mingled w/elements like miso broth & savory. Huge unctuous fat oily & very broad across palate. Need to drink these up! — 4 days ago