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Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet, Nouvelere, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, 2010

Nouvelere

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2014 - 2020

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Brooding meaty nose, perhaps a trace of brett but perfectly acceptable. Hefty, plump, and quite powerful, with a slight sweetness (perhaps from alcohol) which is a bit disconcerting. Ample tannic structure but little finesse here. Tastes more New World than N Rhone. Long but overbearing.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Deep colour, slightly mute nose; palate on the contrary is broad but a little disjointed and not quite as clean as one may ultimately wish.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Blackcurrant-liquorice mix on the nose – a salted tang in the oak, and chocolate in its effect. The palate hesitates as it starts, with a drift of grainy, almost chalky tannin towards the finish. Assembled in the cellar, needs 18 months to get clear of that major influence. Nutty, cocoa ending.

Details

Wine name: Nouvelere
Wine classification: AC
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £16.50
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Crozes-Hermitage

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