Yann Chave Le Rouvre Crozes Hermitage 2016

This is an excellent expression of Crozes-Hermitage from Jann Chave in the northern Rh么ne Valley, one of the region鈥檚 stronger producers.聽 It has cedar and spice aromatics.聽 The palate reminds of syrah with its pepper and spice character.聽 Some pastille notes express themselves at intervals.聽 Overall, this is a very good wine that is enjoyableContinue reading “Yann Chave Le Rouvre Crozes Hermitage 2016”

M. Chapoutier Les Incontournables Crozes-Hermitage and Luberon 2016

Here are two sound releases from M. Chapoutier, both from the 2016 vintage. 聽Luberon sits between the southern Rh么ne valley and Provence, whilst Crozes-Hermitage is in the northern Rh么ne and quite different in style. 聽The 2016 vintage appears sound in the northern Rh么ne and a great vintage in the southern Rh么ne. 聽I find Jancis Robinson’sContinue reading “M. Chapoutier Les Incontournables Crozes-Hermitage and Luberon 2016”

M. Chapoutier Les Incontournables Crozes-Hermitage 2014

This is a pretty basic Crozes-Hermitage from Chapoutier. The 2014 vintage has aromatics of syrah spices and earth. The palate is medium bodied. The finish is short and lacks complexity of expression. Current drinking only. Rating: Acceptable. Abv: 13%. Price: $27.

Yann Chave Crozes Hermitage 2010

The name Chave on a bottle from the northern Rh么ne is usually a better than ordinary set of odds. This wine is a medium to pronounced intensity expression of ruby in colour and bright in the glass. On the nose, it has restrained aromatics of spirit, brooding earth, spice and pepper, although its youthfulness isContinue reading “Yann Chave Crozes Hermitage 2010”