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2012 Pierre Gaillard Crozes HermitageSyrah / Shiraz from France

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"Lovely color, well-structured, deep and fruity. A muscular wine that maintains its finesse and fruitiness. Red berries and violet aromas followed by black fruit character and ...

  • 90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Only one Crozes Hermitage was presented, and the 2012 Crozes Hermitage is another classic wine from this estate that has medium-bodied richness, lots of elegance, good acidity, and perfumed notes of olive, leather and ripe blacker styled fruits. Spending 10-12 months in 20% new French oak, I think it’s outstanding and would drink bottles over the coming 5-6 years."

Product Description:

"Lovely color, well-structured, deep and fruity. A muscular wine that maintains its finesse and fruitiness. Red berries and violet aromas followed by black fruit character and a hint of white pepper spice. Well-balanced with a long finish.

Pierre Gaillard studied Viticulture and Enology in Beaune, and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Winemaking from Montpellier. He bought his first parcel of land in 1981 which was called Clos de Cuminailles, located in Malleval. It was there in the upper part of the medieval town of Malleval that Gaillard established his business. In 2002, he created the estate of Madeloc in Banyuls-sur-Mer, followed by the estate of Cottebrune in Faugères in 2007. Today, Gaillard manages a total of 77 hectares.

The vineyard is located in the northern part of the Rhone Valley, ranging from Cote-Rotie down through to Cornas in the South. Planted on steep slopes, the vines are located on the last foothills of the Massif Central." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 101856
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Crozes Hermitage Rouge
Ratings

90 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit