This entry level Crozes rouge was tasted from assembled tank, from several hillside parcels high and low. In a darker fruit register than the 2016, with light telltale N Rhône hallmarks of cured meats, spice, and olive, with a bit more chewy grip than its 2016 counterpart, this continues its value hound supreme value, and will make a fantastic everyday option.
“Bright violet. Lively dark fruit and floral pastille scents are complemented by suggestions of allspice, olive and smoky minerality. Shows very good clarity and depth on the palate, offering energetic blackberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that become sweeter with aeration. Finishes with gentle tannic grip and very good persistence, leaving a subtle candied violet note behind.” 90 Josh Raynolds for the 2016, NOT THE 2017 OFFERED HERE