Deep gleaming ruby red. A lovely aromatic complexity with cherry and violet, ending on notes of mocha and spices. The mouth brings out fine, silky lingering tannins. This is a wine with elegance, fineness and delicacy.
Wine Advocate 91 points - A major sleeper of the vintage, this opaque purple-colored 2009 Crozes-Hermitage reveals notes of melted road tar, black truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis, charcoal and roasted herbs. This full-bodied, stunning effort should drink nicely for 10-15 years. ” (Feb 2011)