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, Brunel Pere et Fils Brunel de la Gardine
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Brunel Père et Fils, Brunel de la Gardine

Brunel Père et Fils, Brunel de la Gardine
Menthol, liquorice, blueberry and savoury nose. Has a light chocolatey tone. Palate is dry with a pleasing streak of mineral acidity and very impressive length. Old-school food wine with attitude. 17/20pts (90/100pts)
Price £12.95 Gerrard Seel
Drink 2013–2018
Alc 12.5%

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