Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Charles & François TARDY

Les Machonnieres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Hands down the best Crozes I have tasted in 2016...loads of fruit with some olive taste...not much peppers otherwise the score would have been higher. For the price this is a very good buy. — a day ago

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Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2012

Casey Curbow
9.4

In a great place 8 years on with plenty of years left. Refined & vibrant blueberry, violets & Iron. Richly represented yet fully integrated oak. Unrivaled Benchmark. — 8 days ago

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David Reynaud

Le Croix Vielles Vignes Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

Vintage 2011 / a frivolous smell with raspberry, a high acidity. Good balance. Fine wine. / Paired with grilled entrecote and vegetables from the oven — 19 days ago

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Tardieu-Laurent

Vieilles Vignes Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

Whisk $37, deep velvet smooth and rich of fruit and pepper — 13 hours ago

Domaine Rousset

Les Picaudiéres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

Best terroir in Crozes. Nose is herbal, rocky, with bright berry fruit, super mineral and loamy. Loads of wet earth, almost moss. Blackberry coming with air. Palate is exquisite, complex, bacony, meaty, juicy and so so deep. So fresh and pure. Exceptional density and loads of granitic minerality. Long and complex with terrific restrained opulence. Lovely. Really showing well. — 16 days ago

Josh, Dawn and 10 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2013

Lockdown celeb 2. Entry level hermitage for a friend to try. Rather dissapointed. Definitely pepperu and light but not very complex. Rather dull and lock up. Bitter and hollow — 11 days ago

Bill, Eric and 2 others liked this

Georges Lelektsoglou

La Cerisaie Hermitage Red Rhone Blend 2017

Lyle Fass
9.7

The very rare Greek Hermitage is just wow. Sick nose of blackberry, blueberry, herbs, lavender, granite, so so so aromatic. So vivid, wafting and detailed. Huge huge granite. 9.7 nose. Just amazing. Palate is so young but will good. Stunningly concentrated but so elegant. with black fruits and velvety tannins. So opulent, with just massive power and depth. This is so grand in every way. Regal. This will open up and I’ll be back as my score will go higher. From 9.5 to 9.7 with air. What texture, what power, what finesse. This is world class. What a finish. — 22 days ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Lyle Fass can you get me a bottle? 310.363.1106
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@Rob Brobst III il text you but it’s likely sold out. Only 60 cases made.

Julien Pilon

On The Rhône Again Crozes-Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne Blend 2017

Gold. White peach, ananas, honey...very rich. Very round and fruity, exotic with a very nice refine finish. Powerful, aromatic. sensual and refined. — 4 days ago

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jalets Crozes Hermitage Syrah

2017 vintage. Textbook Crozes-Hermitage. Bright black fruit and vivid Northern Rhône Syrah acidity. Finishes with an attractive peppery punch. Great evolution in the glass. A versatile food wine too. Terrific value at less than 15 euros. Abv. 13,5 %. — 11 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Syrah 1990

B
10

1990 JL Chave Hermitage Syrah. Drank with pork chops. Roses, sour cherry, blueberries, lead, ox blood. Decanted over an hour before serving, but it kept getting better through the night. I think I preferred the 2000 Chave bottle from the other night. More complexity to it. Neither of us loved this wine as much as we thought we would, but still delicious. This is definitely a “food wine.” Next time, we should we decant 2-3 hours before serving. — 17 days ago

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