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E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2017 (France: Rhone, Northern) (ID# 3467)

Name E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage 2017 (ID# 3467)
Varietal Syrah
Region France: Rhone, Northern
Notes "Spice-tinged blackberry, cherry, pungent flowers and a hint of succulent herbs on the perfumed nose. Smooth and energetic on the palate, offering juicy dark berry flavors that show very good depth and a late touch of spiciness." (Vinous) "Perfumed and expressive, with sunny notes of ripe red and black fruits, saddle leather, dried herbs, and hints of spiced meat. With medium-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and terrific overall balance, it's a total charmer to enjoy over the coming 8-10 years." (Jeb Dunnuck)

Additional Notes

"Richly plummy, this is syrah in all its violet-scented goodness. It has all the variety’s hallmarks when grown in the Rhône—bacon, violets, plums and spice—with wood notes playing backup. The warmth of the vintage reads in the grip of the tannins and the heat of the alcohol, but also in the wine’s appealing generosity." (Wine & Spirits Magazine) "Offers up velvety-textured plum and blackberry purée flavors against a backdrop of black tea and alder notes. Subtle sanguine twinge on the slightly soft finish." (Wine Spectator) "Marked by scents of cracked pepper and ripe cherries, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage is more concentrated and textured than the 2016. Medium to full-bodied, it finishes velvety, with hints of raspberries and licorice." (Wine Advocate)

Price

$33.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
VIN: 91 pts Gold Star
JD: 91 pts  
W&S: 91 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.5 Full Medium Biodynamic

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DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine