Maison Tardieu Laurent- Crozes Hermitage - Vieille Vignes

Extreme ripeness for the Vintage - grapes harvested by mid-October. And, nonetheless, disconcerting ease and crispness. Immediate pleasure !

Presentation

The vintage
Like 1991 coming after 1990, this Great Vintage - as this is a Great
Vintage - may go somewhat unnoticed, after the celebrated 2015,
and in the shade of its dazzling southern cousin...
A certain heterogeneity amongst Red Wines, a gorgeous aromatic definition in the white Wines. All Northern wines will not necessarily be successful this year. The harvest was generous. Sometimes even a little too generous. The quality of some cuvées undeniably suffered, on some sectors. However, and as always, the “reasonable and serious” Vignerons produced superbly colorful, stylish, and mineral Wines, which ranks this 2016 Vintage in the elite of the successful Vintages. with full, juicy, and silkiest Wines !
Terroir
Larnage, Battis, Gervans, Coteaux sur Mercurol.
Nature des sols
Decomposed granite.
Maturing
12 months in one year and new barrels. Allier et Tronçais. Then 6 months in foudre.
Vinification
1/3 non destemmed.
Varietals
Syrah : 100%
Technical specifications
Age of vines: 60 years. ans
Alcohol content: 13% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Without fining and filtration.

Tasting advices

Serving
16°C
Decant an hour before tasting.
Tasting notes
Extreme ripeness for the Vintage - grapes harvested by mid-October. And, nonetheless, disconcerting ease and crispness. Immediate pleasure !

Reviews and Awards

91/100
"Enticing, offering a soft edge and persistent flavors of mulled currant, blackberry and boysenberry fruit. Features a light licorice lacing on the finish, with pretty spice accents."
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91-93/100
"Brilliant purple. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of fresh blue fruits, olive and candied licorice, joined by a steadily building peppery nuance. Juicy, focused and
gently sweet, offering intense boysenberry and spicecake flavors and a touch of allspice. The mineral note comes back strong on a very long, penetrating finish that leaves a sexy violet pastille note behind.
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16,5/20
"Mid purplish crimson. Not the intense colour of the south. Meaty and lifted. Very fragrant. Racy and round. Super supple with a little salty savour on the end. Really very impressive indeed. Not amazingly concentrated but beautifully balanced."
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15/20
"Le Crozes Hermitage est bien en place avec un fruit juteux et avenant."

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