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...
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Crozes Hermitage, Domaine Colombier Clos Des Grives
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Domaine Combier, Clos des Grives

Domaine Combier, Clos des Grives
Lifted if oaky nose, quite elegant with stewed tea, cassis and incense. Balanced, long and sophisticated. One senses that with time the rich core of black fruit will pull through and allow this example to shine as one of the very best in its class. 17.25/20pts (90+/100pts)
Price £26.48–£32.95 Berry Bros & Rudd, Fine & Rare
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13%