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, Nicolas Perrin
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Nicolas Perrin

Nicolas Perrin
Broad, promising nose of leather and tapenade. Fleshy and quite concentrated, refreshed by good acidity and a liquorice flash on finish. Complete, balanced Crozes with a chalky finish. 17.25/20pts (90+/100pts)
Price £15–£20 Liberty Wines, Pol Roger, The Wine Society
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 13%

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