Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage - 2014

AOC Crozes-Hermitage



Smooth, minerally and floral; lush, long and balanced.

One of the best white wines I have tasted this year, redolent of autumn fruit with a distinct minerality on the nish, this is beautifully structured and so rivals the finest Rhône blends from Hermitage or, farther south, Châteauneuf. It’s not cheap, but should age well for a good five or more years, become nuttier with time in bottle.

A creamy, rounded feel lets avors of melon, peach and yellow apple glide along easily, picking up light heather and macadamia nut hints along the way and ending with a attering nish. Drink now through 2018