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Cave de Tain, Les Hauts du Fief, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, 2010

Les Hauts du Fief

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2012 - 2019

Manufacturer:

Cave de Tain

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Gently herbaceous nose, mocha. Supple, indeed a bit soft, quite concentrated but lacks pep, slightly grippy tannins that should harmonise in time. Not bad but it’s underwhelming and rather flat despite the tannins. It lacks freshness.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Powerful, oak-dominated nose, carried to the palate; supported by coulis and cassis, a very plump opulent and somewhat decadant example; now it is over the top, but in time the ensemble will take on a dignified middle-age and the wisdom of a well-travelled dotage.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

High tone note within its black fruit aroma, a smoked, coffee aspect also. Oak-lined palate here, the fruit has some style, but the oak-charcoal affect is forceful. There is matter, gras inside the wine to work with its vigorous oaking, but the race is a tight one. Not a wine to drink young.

Details

Wine name: Les Hauts du Fief
Wine classification: AC
Wine alcohol content: 13%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £16.99
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Crozes-Hermitage

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