Maison Les Alexandrins Crozes-Hermitage - 2015

AOC Crozes-Hermitage

Crozes est le plus grand vignoble parmi les appellations septentrionales avec un peu plus de 1300 hectares. Il s'étend sur 11 communes situées dans la Drôme sur la rive gauche du Rhône. Le vignoble n'est pas aussi ancien que celui de l'Hermitage, et il s'est développé depuis le début du 20ème siècle au détriment des cultures fruitières.


Bright mulberries, red plums and pepper with a toasty and spicy layer of modern oak influence. The palate has pastry-like tannins in an appealing, smooth style. Red plums to close. Drink now.

Rather ripe, with fleshy boysenberry and blackberry puree flavors gushing through, inlaid with black licorice and Christmas pudding notes. Offers a fleshy, hedonistic finish. A little shy on cut, but the fruit is hard to deny. Drink now through 2020.

Brilliant violet. Spicy black and blue fruits, pungent flowers and a hint of smokiness on the perfumed nose. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering ripe boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter on the back half. The dark berry note lingers on the spicy finish, which is framed by smooth tannins.

The gorgeous 2015 Crozes-Hermitage shows how strong this appellation is in 2015. It offers lots of blackberry, tapenade, truffle and peppery aromatics, full-bodied richness and a silky, pure, elegant texture. This inky colored beauty is already drinking beautifully, but will cruise for a decade or more.