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Domaine de Champal, Eric Rocher, Chaubayou, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, 2010



  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2012 - 2020

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Ripe gentle cherry nose. Quite rich and full, concentrated, firm tannins, a bit too grippy, but has drive and vigour. The tannins are quite raw now, but this needs time. There’s tension rather than finesse.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Hints of oxidation of the nose, allied to raspberry coulis and white chocolate engender a sensation of a late-picked rather indulgent style; palate confirms this and is, paradoxically, somewhat lean and lacking just where the texture should be rich.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Air of green acidity, herbaceous/vegetal on nose. Edgy acidity features on the palate, which is prone to dryness. Unconvincing fruit, has a plastic side to it. Lacks real flesh and welcome. Curls towards the finish.


Wine name: Chaubayou
Wine classification: AC
Wine alcohol content: 12.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £18.99
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Crozes-Hermitage

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