Crozes Hermitage 2011 - Brunel de la Gardine

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£ 12.60 tax incl.

Reds from Crozes Hermitage are usually more subtle and less powerful then other big full-bodied red from the Rhône Valley. This one is no exception with its aromatic nose of red and black fruit. On the palate, it is beautifully balanced and shows a long spiced finish. This very delicate bottle is a perfect example of this appellation.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
ProducerBrunel de la GardineEyeDark red
Vintage2011Nose Red fruits, animal and earthy aromas
AppellationCrozes HermitageMouthPowerful but still delicate on the palate with light tannins and a long finish
AreaRhône ValleyDrink fromNow
ColourRedDrink before2017
GrapesSyrah (100%)Open 1 hour before
TypeDryDrinking temperature14-16°C
    
Food pairing
Your Sommelier recommend this Crozes Hermitage with any type of lamb (grilled, braised, barbecued… etc) and medium-dry cheese like Saint-Félicien.
 
What experts say
About the wine:
Robert Parker: 87 (Wine Advocate #210 Dec 2013)
"A solid, if not a tad funky, Crozes Hermitage, the 2011 offers up a beefy, meaty profile with plenty of leather, underbrush and currant bud to go with a medium-bodied, nicely textured and delicious feel on the palate. Enjoy it over the coming 4-6 years."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilGranitic soils in the Northern side of the appellation
HarvestManual
MaturingOak tronconic vats
Ageing12 months
Alcohol13%