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, Domaine Les Bruyeres David Reynaud Les Croix
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Domaine Les Bruyères, David Reynaud, Les Croix

Domaine Les Bruyères, David Reynaud, Les Croix
Aromatic nose of violet, liquorice and hints of eucalyptus, rich and plummy. Has spice and vigour with cassis and blueberry fruit finely embedded on a gentle backdrop. Suave and plump. Good, typical Crozes – bang on. 17.25/20pts (90+/100pts)
Price £26.50 Aged in Oak, Aitken Wines, Liberty Wines, Secret Cellar, The Sampler, The Wine Chambers, Tivoli Wines, Vesuvio Wines
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13%