2009 Cave De Tain Crozes Hermitage Les Hauts Du FiefSyrah / Shiraz from France
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WINE: Deep and dark colour. The nose is complex and remarkably intense with blackberry fruits, cherries and moka. Generous mouthfeel with similar notes, well-structured but ba...
- 91 Wine Spectator
91 Wine Spectator
"A ripe red, with dark, alluring roasted fig, espresso and mulled blackberry fruit that manages to stay fresh and racy through the finish, where licorice snap and roasted apple wood notes add length and definition. Drink now through 2014. 6,000 cases made."
Deep and dark colour. The nose is complex and remarkably intense with blackberry fruits, cherries and moka. Generous mouthfeel with similar notes, well-structured but balanced. Fine grained, velvety tannins. Long and persistent finish on cherries, liquorice, moka.
VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION:
Pebbles made of fluvio-glacial alluvium - stony, warm and filtering. Extremely dry in the summer favouring healthy and early maturing of grapes. Long maceration and running off warm into French oak barrels for 12 months.
The Cave de Tain has revived an original Syrah vineyard in Crozes Hermitage, in association with 7 other growers. Located in the heart of the appellation, in Gervans, this vineyard enjoys an exceptionally good site and faces the Rhône : it is planted on slopes made up of granite sand with ideal exposure to sunlight.
It is a showcase for the growers’ historic savoir-faire, with traditional trellising (échalas) and terraces supported by dry stone walls. This plot has been completely replanted with SYRAH vines and is vinified separately to compose one facet of our Crozes Hermitage plot selection : Les Hauts du Fief.
This wine was also scored 87-88 points by Robert Parker and 88 points by the International Wine Cellar..