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.
Maturation
12 months in one year and new barrels. Allier et Tronçais. Then 6 months in foudre.
Winemaking
1/3 non destemmed.
Varietals
Syrah : 100%
Technical specifications
Age of vines: 60 years. ans
Alcohol level (% vol.): 13% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Without fining and filtration.

Tasting advices

Serving tips
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

16+/20
"Mid purplish crimson. Heady, voluptuous nose with a strong salty streak running through the fruit that is relatively soft. An easy-peasy introduction to northern Rhône Syrah? Almost sweet in fact. Lots of very fine tannin. Rather atypical."
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16+/20
"Mid purplish crimson. Heady, voluptuous nose with a strong salty streak running through the fruit that is relatively soft. An easy-peasy introduction to northern Rhône Syrah? Almost sweet in fact. Lots of very fine tannin. Rather atypical."
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