Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Equis

Equinoxe Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

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

Tom, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1995

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

Ira, Mario and 16 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Les Chenes Vert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Not the biggest Syrah but a great fit with a good meal - well balanced and hints of spice. — 20 hours ago

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Franck Balthazar

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

This is so good for the price. Savory black olives for days, along with bright clean fruit and surprising flavor depth. — 7 days ago

Sarah Bignami
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René-Jean Dard & Francois Ribo

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Drink up all your Rhones while the weather’s still in the 60s — 5 days ago

Andrew, Trixie and 2 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jalets Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2016

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

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2018

Dark nose, violets, plums, the smokey notes of Syrah. Fine acidity, drunk too young — 2 days ago

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Domaine du Colombier

Hermitage Marsanne 2004

ESF
9.2

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

Andrew, Josh and 6 others liked this
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ESF

From release to ‘16 one of my all-time whites just sublime

M. Chapoutier

Chante - Alouette Hermitage Blanc Marsanne 2014

Rockin’. Love this offbeat grape so much. One of my favorite white wine producers. This is a great change of pace. Nice grip and finish. — 2 days ago

Jan, Anthony and 4 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Les Varonniers Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2010

Drinking perfectly. May 2021. Balance and fully integrated. Soft. A sweetness on nose and mouth. Dark berries. Really lovely. Lighter than I expected. 13% alc helps. — 10 days ago

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