2015 Crozes-Hermitage, Cuvée Gaby, Domaine du Colombier

This is remarkable for a wine of this price. Morello cherries and violets on the nose lead onto a ripe yet balanced palate of pure, washy fruit and complex pepper spice. On tasting it from the barrel in 2016, we are confident it will age brilliantly, too.

Critic score
92.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
1 available
£23.48
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£141.24

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2026
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Crozes-Hermitage, Cuvée Gaby, Domaine du Colombier

TASTING NOTES

Also beautiful, the 2015 Crozes Hermitage Gaby possess similar aromatics of black and blue fruits, graphite and wood smoke, yet has more elegance and purity on the palate than the Crozes Hermitage Domaine. It too has ripe tannin and will evolve gracefully.

Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com (December 2016)
91—93/100

Fruit from Mercurol, all destemmed, aged for 12 months in demi-muids. Smoky bacon, violets, blackberries and blueberries. Very full-bodied, densely packed, but with driving, complex fruit that will bring serious interest and pleasure far into the future. Wonderfully soft, fine tannins, deep fruit and incredible vibrancy. This is a knock-out Crozes.

Matt Walls, timatkin.com (October 2016)
93/100

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