Top ten 2010 Crozes-Hermitage

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Its wines have always been good value within the northern Rhone, but fabulous vintages in 2009 and 2010, and a dynamic new generation mean that Crozes is more exciting than ever, says James Lawther MW. These 10 wines were the top scoring in a Decanter panel tasting of 2010 Crozes-Hermitage, published in the September 2012 with updated prices and stockists...
Crozes Hermitage, Natacha Chave
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Natacha Chave, Aléofane

Natacha Chave, Aléofane
Meaty black fruit nose with salty liquorice and prune. Palate is edgy, yet with balancing acidity, lots of red and black fruit and sophisticated tannins. Spicy, tarry and peppery. Has character and punch. 17.5/20pts (91/100pts)
Price £16.75–£17.20 Genesis, OW Loeb
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13%

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