Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhône

Domaine Rousset

Les Picaudiéres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

Huge pungent nose. Big black fruits, granite up the wazoo, spice, but really really mineral. And then black fruits. Darkness. A void of promise. Palate is huge, juicy and ridiculously complex. Refined yet shows the warmth and intensity of the vintage but also the brilliant freshness and depth. Super long and one of the most mineral driven Crozes I’ve ever had. Great wine. — 3 days ago

Tom, Severn and 6 others liked this

Luc Tardy Domaine de Murinais

Crozes-Hermitage Vieilles Vignes 2012

The ‘12 punches way above its price. Loads of olive tapenade, game meats, smoke, garrigue, and with beautiful red and black fruits in the aromas and on the palate. The tannins are well integrated and this is terrific alone or with food. — 23 days ago

Stanley, Jeff and 2 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2004

Barnyard funk, dark cherry, pepper, manure, tar, smoke, lifted violet, and leather. Makes you slow down to take it all in. Palate is in balance, with persisting acidity for the age. Red fruit - cranberry and strawberry - and forest floor. Finish persists carried by acidity more than tannin, dryness is there too. Finish is long and smokey, sexy. Pop and pour and ready to go, but this has many more years in it. Excellent. — 7 days ago

Yann Chave

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Basic Yann Chave still beats many at a greater price! — 10 days ago

Greg, Riddley and 2 others liked this

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 2010

What a pleasure to drink! Julie immediately loved it on PnP and she’s right. Then we went out to grab a quick bite and left it alone for 1.5 hrs and it’s just stretching its legs. A great wine, even for the price. With more bottle age it will just get better. Love it. — 10 days ago

Mike, Shay and 17 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Young yet nicely concentrated, notes of blackberry, incense, peppercorn and spices — 3 days ago

Michel Chapoutier

Les Varonniers Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2009

Drinkable Syrah for a warm night. What it lacks in complexity it makes up in drinking pleasure. Almost no tannins but not sweet, a good acid backbone and a pleasant drinker. 09 vintage. — 16 days ago

Carrie Kingsley
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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Seth Morgen Long
9.8

Bright and elegant, leathered red pit fruit, dried florals, low tide brine, tar and dusty earth. Coiled still but open and beautifully textural, lovely and long on the pallet. 1990 is consistently one of the most beautiful bottles of Chave I’ve had. — 4 days ago

Amr, Riddley and 7 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1996

Classic, if a bit foursquare. Subtle meaty notes, slightly faded black fruit, hints of white pepper, a little soil. — a day ago

Shawn, Eric and 8 others liked this

Domaine de Chasselvin

Crozes-Hermitage AOC Syrah 2014

Nose is midway between extrovert and introvert. It gives up nice scents of crushed granite and warm sandstone overlaying fresh deep blackberry fruit. An iron-y note as well. Medium-bodied and very fresh, with lean, minerally, clingy flavors and nice acids. Very together. — 25 days ago

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