E.Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2015
Region: North Rhone Valley
Grape: 100% Syrah
Type: Red Wine
By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92
The 2015 Crozes Hermitage looks outstanding based on this sample. It boasts scents of crushed stone, black currants and blueberries, ample body and weight in the mouth and a velvety texture. Knowing the extensive tasting that was in store for me at this address, I scheduled an entire morning to go through the firm’s offerings. The company’s wines undergo unusually long élevages, which means there are always multiple vintages of each wine to taste. It does provide an ideal snapshot of the various appellations/vintages. For my visit, Philippe Guigal and the winemaking team prepared prospective samples of the wines that were not yet bottled. The big news here is the acquisition of Domaine de Nalys in Châteauneuf du Pape, which immediately becomes a property to watch. Those wines will continue to be reviewed separately as part of the Southern Rhône report.