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Delas Frères Domaine Des Grands Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2019

A$95.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Rhone, France
Rating
91 points

Description

Crozes-Hermitage is the largest of the Northern Rhône appellations. It covers the territory of 11 communes in the Drôme "département", on the left bank of the Rhône river.

The wine is made from a blend of grapes that come exclusively from the Domaine des Grands Chemins, owned by Delas Frères. All the vineyard plots lie on benches known as the "Chassis", formed at the junction between the rivers Isère and Rhône. Production: initial production was 38,000 bottles in 2006 and 32,000 bottles in 2007. A greater understanding of this site should enable Delas to increase production to 48,000 bottles. Grape Variety: 100% Syrah

Rating

Score
91 points
Reviewer
Wine Enthusiast
Review

Licks of char and mesquite lend a spicy, rugged countenance to the flavours of black-cherry cola and cassis in this wine. Matured 14 months in a combination of stainless steel and seasoned Burgundy barrels, it's a fleshy, rounded Syrah kissed with vanilla and silky, easy tannins. Immediately enjoyable, the wine will maintain its peak through 2027.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
15-17 °C
Food pairing
Red meat, feathered game, lamb in pastry.

Tasting Profile

Nose
The colour is deep, with a garnet hue deepened by purple tinges. To the nose this Crozes-Hermitage "Domaine des Grands Chemins" shows seductive whiffs of crushed black fruit (dark cherries, blackberries, and blackcurrants) which evolve in the glass to reveal slightly smoky and licorice notes, all these being quite typical from the "Chassis" area.
Palate
In retro-olfaction, and on a mineral black ground, menthol and eucalyptus express their hints. In the mouth, the seriousness of the wine combines with its delicacy: the first impact is fresh and lively. The texture is tannic but intense, pulpy, and almost silky. This truly balanced wine expresses a nice complexity generous and true to the genuine "terroir" of the "Domaine des Grands Chemins". This wine's structure, along with its aromatic persistence, gives it great potential for laying down.

Delas Frères Domaine Des Grands Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2019

Delas Frères Domaine Des Grands Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2019
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