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, Emmanuel Darnaud Trois Chenes
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Emmanuel Darnaud, Trois Chênes

Emmanuel Darnaud, Trois Chênes
Fulsome nose of cassis, garden flowers and coffee notes. Broad, creamy, weighty and concentrated. Great depth of fruit and bags of personality, with intensity and swagger. Muscular Crozes – beefy and a big vintage statement. 17.25/20pts (90+/100pts)
Price £23 Fields Morris & Verdin, Swig
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13.5%

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