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 Pradelle
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Domaine Pradelle

Domaine Pradelle
Very rich nose, hint of fruit cake. Has weight and power. Savoury elements are nicely integrated with finely knit tannins and notes of tobacco and flint adding to the interest. Has granite minerals on the aftertaste. 17/20pts (90/100pts)
Price £8.50–£14.10 (2009) Frazier’s Wine, Henley Vintners, Laurence Smith,Weavers of Nottingham, Winedrop
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 13%