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Domaine les Alexandrins - Crozes-Hermitage - 2016

AOC Crozes-Hermitage

     

Avis

Pure juniper and violets on the nose. The palate has inky concentration but remains fresh. Good tannic grain and bright acidity bring a lovely sense of liveliness and purity, with a long finish. The best Crozes I’ve tasted from Alexandrins to date.


A fresh, mineral-driven style, with sanguine and iron notes running from start to finish while cherry, red currant and raspberry fruit keeps pace. Mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2022.

From two sites located in Crozes, one near the Pont l’Isère and the other near Beaumont Monteux, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage spent 12-18 months in a mix of used barrels. It offers terrific blackberry and cherry fruits intermixed with lots of peppery herbs, spice, and earthy minerality. Deep, layered, and pure on the palate, with medium-bodied richness and polished tannins, it’s a rocking wine from this estate.

Darker in hue and more serious in style than the négociant bottling, the 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine les Alexandrins delivers pungent notes of asphalt, black olives and roasted meat, plus fresh red currants and raspberries. Medium to full-bodied, it’s fresh and mouthwatering on the finish, inviting you back for another sip. Nicely done.