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Fayolle Fils & Fille, Les Pontaix, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, 2010

Les Pontaix

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2012 - 2020

Manufacturer:

Fayolle Fils & Fille

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Opulent black fruits nose. Rich, fruity, and plump, very concentrated, has assertive tannins and marked acidity, yet lacks some drive and persistence. All on the surface. A bit extracted & dogged. Quite long.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Nose a shade reduced, a little raw; behind that fig, gunflint and hedgerow notes. Palate is also raw, with the tannins quite chewy and the fruit somewhat undermined in their train. A touch of volatile acidity also undermines the ensemble.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Smoky, dusty, liquorice, stewed fruits air, toffee, raisin, the fruit ripe, also. Starts on a squeezy texture, black fruit coulis style, with thickening from tannin and extra grain towards end. A bit flat, lacks lift, shade dry at end.

Details

Wine name: Les Pontaix
Wine classification: AC
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £15.50
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Crozes-Hermitage

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