Delas Frères

Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

8.8351 ratings
8.933 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark berry fruit and floral spice. On the palate juicy jammy flavors of black plum and blackberry fruit, vanilla, earthy pepper and black olive notes, vivid acidity, good balance. Firm tannins, long finish ending with spicy fruit character. Drink now and over next 5 years. Good value.

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark berry fruit and floral spice. On the palate juicy jammy flavors of black plum and blackberry fruit, vanilla, earthy pepper and black olive notes, vivid acidity, good balance. Firm tannins, long finish ending with spicy fruit character. Drink now and over next 5 years. Good value.

Feb 15th, 2022
Martin Bergo

OMG the nose is like going into a butcher’s shop or a charcuterie specialist: deep meaty, spicy, attic-dust (sure there’s some fruit and flowers in there, in the back room); taste is med. in acids, med+ tannin, balanced and long. This is the best bottle (375ml actually) of this producer I’ve yet had and will go get more pronto.

OMG the nose is like going into a butcher’s shop or a charcuterie specialist: deep meaty, spicy, attic-dust (sure there’s some fruit and flowers in there, in the back room); taste is med. in acids, med+ tannin, balanced and long. This is the best bottle (375ml actually) of this producer I’ve yet had and will go get more pronto.

Feb 12th, 2021
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

8.1

A little flabby - surprising in N Rhône/ could use more acid. Beyond that, beautiful aromatics - dark cherry, violets, blackberry, hint of roast beef on the nose. Fruit goes to the palate along with graphite, and something oddly like lime peel. This vintage is not quite as “Northern Rhône-y” as I’d like.

A little flabby - surprising in N Rhône/ could use more acid. Beyond that, beautiful aromatics - dark cherry, violets, blackberry, hint of roast beef on the nose. Fruit goes to the palate along with graphite, and something oddly like lime peel. This vintage is not quite as “Northern Rhône-y” as I’d like.

Jan 5th, 2019
Christanna Honer

Ass-kicking. White pepper crusted juicy red berries. Smoke on the water, fire in the sky. Get. It.

Ass-kicking. White pepper crusted juicy red berries. Smoke on the water, fire in the sky. Get. It.

3 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2015
Mark Bogart

I’m a big Crozes Hermitage fan. Found the 2018 Les Launes on sale for 17.99 at BevMo’s. Went back the next day to buy more. Exquisitely balanced with enough personality to hold up to food. Very much impressed.

I’m a big Crozes Hermitage fan. Found the 2018 Les Launes on sale for 17.99 at BevMo’s. Went back the next day to buy more. Exquisitely balanced with enough personality to hold up to food. Very much impressed.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2020
Scott Taddeo

Good mid week guzzler- lavender, blueberry, blackberry, amaro with a slight earthiness to it. Medium bodied palate makes way for a more red fruited spectrum that delivers well on the finish

Good mid week guzzler- lavender, blueberry, blackberry, amaro with a slight earthiness to it. Medium bodied palate makes way for a more red fruited spectrum that delivers well on the finish

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

Cherries, vanillia and tobacco! A classy and elegant well balanced wine. French kisses from Rhône. xoxo

Cherries, vanillia and tobacco! A classy and elegant well balanced wine. French kisses from Rhône. xoxo

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Roger Cabrera

Subtle is the name for Crozes-Hermitage. Medium body, medium tannin, generous acid and a palate that presents itself almost sequentially. There is freshness to the fruit, particularly the blueberry and currant, displaying over a layer of gravel and a touch of barnyard funk. Think opposite a Chuck Smith Syrah, but on the edge of becoming hollow. Drink now through 2020.

Subtle is the name for Crozes-Hermitage. Medium body, medium tannin, generous acid and a palate that presents itself almost sequentially. There is freshness to the fruit, particularly the blueberry and currant, displaying over a layer of gravel and a touch of barnyard funk. Think opposite a Chuck Smith Syrah, but on the edge of becoming hollow. Drink now through 2020.

Feb 19th, 2017
Martin Sahlberg

Just lovely

Just lovely

Nov 4th, 2016
Jae Cho

Taut structure and focused palate that gushes dark fruits and olive.

Taut structure and focused palate that gushes dark fruits and olive.

Oct 11th, 2016