I always think of this cuvée as a mini-Hermitage (sometimes not so mini) and the 2014 Crozes Ermitage Les Varonniers has lots of crushed rock-like minerality (and a black powder/ozone character), as well as plenty of cassis and blackcurrant fruit, beautiful concentration and ripe tannin. It’s a classic, balanced effort to drink over the coming decade, as well.
Cask sample. Granite and faces west. Probably next year we will see the wine of the east-facing 1 ha Crozes. Very dark crimson. Warm and lively with salty, stone-licking impression. Pretty austere at the moment. Jancis Robins
deep garnet red.very ripe red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, then liquorice. ample and solid, vanilla and jam final. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years. ~homepage
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