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Domaine Belle, Les Pierrelles, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, 2010

Les Pierrelles

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2012 - 2020

Manufacturer:

Domaine Belle

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Closed nose. Rich, assertive, hefty tannins, a bit brutal. But it has ample fruit and grip and probably needs more time to harmonise. Slightly extracted but not to excess. Good length.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Summer pudding notes, with hints of spice and late-harvest orchard fruit; palate is broad and generous of texture and intent, with very finely etched tannins and hints of chocolate, minerals, herbs and spice providing elegant support. A clearly defined sense of place and expressive length on the palate.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Stewed red fruits, reduction on nose – mature fruit with a jam leaning in its nature, a little sweet spice, fennel in behind. Palate tastes well now, seems close to maximum give-out, heightens its black fruit intensity as it travels. Assertive, tar-style aftertaste. tannins well absorbed. Regular Guy Crozes, good carry in the fruit, keeps going.

Details

Wine name: Les Pierrelles
Wine classification: AC
Wine alcohol content: 13%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £16.95
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Crozes-Hermitage

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