Quite tart and funky - but a really fun summer wine. — 6 days ago
Do NOT Pop and pour. Needs an hour decant. Honestly needs 2 years.
Nose: dense cherry fruit with some cherry licorice. Still integrating the oak. Not over the top but present. The true aromatics flit in and out.
Palate dense structured cherry fruit.
I’m guessing that this will be VERY good in 2 years. Maybe 9.4ish.
Bought from fass selections.
— 3 days ago
Dark juicy plums is the first impression out of the gate. There’s a cassis thing going on here...just don’t know where to place it. Finishes off with some lovely and chewy light-weight tannins. Wait around long enough and smoked bacon is definitely part of the mix. Not a hint of heat at 14.5% ABV. Its unabashed youthfulness is a finger in the eye to its more serious—but expensive—Hermitage sister. Buy a case and drink over the next five years. It won’t get much better but who cares? It’s already there. — 5 days ago
So much pleasure with this 2019 cuvée! Always this exquisite balance between freshness / fruity (black: blueberries, blackberries) and the fleshy notes of well-crafted organic Syrah: menthol, liquorice, white pepper, tapenade. All enhanced with violet-type floral notes. One of the finest expressions of Croze, at less than € 20 (in France)
Autant de plaisir avec cette cuvée 2019! Toujours cet équilibre exquis entre fraîcheur/fruité (noirs: myrtilles, mûres) et les notes charnues de la Syrah bio bien travaillée: mentholées, réglisse, poivre blanc, tapenade. Le tout rehaussée de notes florales type violette. L’une des plus belle expression du Croze, à moins de 20€. — 19 days ago