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Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.072 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Melissa Sorongon

Co-Owner of Piedrasassi winery, Provignage winemaking consulting company

9.1

Quite lovely! A little closed the first day, would recommend aerating at this time. Second and third days more giving in the nose. A more elegant, higher toned Crozes-Hermitage. No rustic tannins, more refined.

Quite lovely! A little closed the first day, would recommend aerating at this time. Second and third days more giving in the nose. A more elegant, higher toned Crozes-Hermitage. No rustic tannins, more refined.

2 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2015
jason carey DWS

Absolutely Brilliant. Gorgeous, not a super long termer, but will improve for 2 more yrs. A great Syrah. So pure, soft and sexy.but with structure and acid.

Absolutely Brilliant. Gorgeous, not a super long termer, but will improve for 2 more yrs. A great Syrah. So pure, soft and sexy.but with structure and acid.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2015
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

... And now there's another Chave making ridiculously good wines.

... And now there's another Chave making ridiculously good wines.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
David Skurnik

Delicious Crozes-Hermitage from a Chave

Delicious Crozes-Hermitage from a Chave

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2014
Scott Taddeo

Gorgeous aromatics here, had me from the get go; Ripe blackberry, dark cherry, some floral lift, olive tapenade, smoked paprika, white pepper and charred meat. The palate is vibrant and juicy, with featherweight tannins and judicious length. Cracking drinking

Gorgeous aromatics here, had me from the get go; Ripe blackberry, dark cherry, some floral lift, olive tapenade, smoked paprika, white pepper and charred meat. The palate is vibrant and juicy, with featherweight tannins and judicious length. Cracking drinking

May 12th, 2017
Evan Keaschuk

Tons of depth for a Crozes. Rich but not heavy, smokey and meaty, a hint of floral, and cracked black pepper. Classic Rhone

Tons of depth for a Crozes. Rich but not heavy, smokey and meaty, a hint of floral, and cracked black pepper. Classic Rhone

Feb 14th, 2016
Scott Taddeo

Northern Rhone, Shiraz/Vio. Blind I picked this as new world, Shiraz/gewurtz blend, something like Ochota Barrels may do.

Northern Rhone, Shiraz/Vio. Blind I picked this as new world, Shiraz/gewurtz blend, something like Ochota Barrels may do.

Feb 7th, 2016
DCH
9.1

Thought I detected a volatile acidity issue when it was first opened, but it dissipated over an hour. Very satisfying in the end. Wine team handled questions very well and offered to replace. They’re pros.

Thought I detected a volatile acidity issue when it was first opened, but it dissipated over an hour. Very satisfying in the end. Wine team handled questions very well and offered to replace. They’re pros.

Jul 24th, 2018
Matt Grant

Quite niceee

Quite niceee

Jun 29th, 2018
Jeff D
9.0

Open and expressive. Spicy and high-toned with tart black fruit, wet clay, and black olive. Really pretty flavors with soft, elegant tannins. Ready to drink

Open and expressive. Spicy and high-toned with tart black fruit, wet clay, and black olive. Really pretty flavors with soft, elegant tannins. Ready to drink

Feb 4th, 2018