92/100

2009 La Croix de l'Ermite Crozes-Hermitage Les Chassis

Huon Hooke - La Croix de l'Hermite Crozes-Hermitage Les Classics, Rhone Valley 2009


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  • Type - White
  • Variety - Shiraz
  • Winery - La Croix de l'Ermite
  • Region - France
  • Price Range - $30 - $50
  • RRP - $35

A deliciously complex, elegant Rhone syrah at an affordable price. Savoury, foresty, spice and earth aromas; the palate is lighter and more refreshing than many high-octane Aussies. Good intensity and density. Now to 2021. 12.5 per cent alcohol.

Food: Barbecued Moroccan spiced lamb.

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2 reviews so far

  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    Great wine... buy it at WineryLane.com.au for $18.95 a bottle. That's 46% off RRP.

    Commenter
    NIck C.
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    April 23, 2013, 5:46PM
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good fruit, but thought it was too much dried fruit on the finish - like the (old) oak had sucked some of the young natural sweetness from the fruit. It's amazing that we think of a $35 Rhone as a "bargain", but you can buy a cool climate shiraz which would blow this out of the water from any Coonawarra producer for less than this. Don't believe me? We tasted this blind with 5 other Coonawarra shiraz, and it came dead last. Save your cash - buy local.
    3 stars for taste, 2 for value.

    Commenter
    Chateau Callapso
    Location
    Adelaide
    Date and time
    August 08, 2013, 3:35PM

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