2017 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos, Delas Frères

Unusually for Crozes, this comes from a single block on fine gravel soil. More backwards, and amazing energy. Finely judged, so cool and elegant but so much purity too. Stony on the finish.

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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£35.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£210.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2031
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos, Delas Frères

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With an impressive female winemaker, Claire Darnaud, at the helm since 2010 (though with experience there dating back to 1996), and considerable investment in the cellar to move to the historic town centre, the wines here are some of the more refined in the region. Careful never to use more than 40% new oak, Claire is a master of her craft.