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    Tardieu-Laurent Crozes-Hermitage Vieilles Vignes 2007
    Syrah/Shiraz - Hermitage, Rhone, France

    Ratings

    • WS91
    • ST90
    Price: $41.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Hermitage, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114081

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Grape Source: Two domaines in Larnage, Battis and Mercurol

    Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage is northern Rhône's largest appellation. Located on the right bank of the Rhône River, it almost completely surrounds the Hermitage appellation. The 250 acres of vineyards are mostly on the flatlands that spread out south and east of the hillsides of Hermitage. Syrah, Roussanne and Marsanne grapes are grown here.

    Vine Age: 50 years and older

    Soil: Clay and granite

    Barrel Aging: An average of 20 months in new French oak (Allier and Tronçais)

    Tasting Notes
    There is no denying this wine of its terroir. It hums of its unmistakable origins and offers an original hint at licorice.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Shows nice depth and power for the vintage, with roasted plum, coffee, graphite and dark currant paste flavors that are offset by a tangy tobacco note on the finish.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Typical for Tardieu-Laurent, this wine is strongly marked by its barrel treatment, which may be enough to put off traditionalists. But the quality and concentration levels of the black cherry fruit underneath are high, and this rather full-bodied, muscular Crozes should develop nicely over the next 5–7 years.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Youthful purple color. Highly perfumed bouquet of black raspberry, cassis, cinnamon and potpourri. Spicy, sharply focused red and dark berry flavors are complemented by smoky minerality and pick up a suave floral quality with air. Juicy and seamless wine with impressive finishing precision and lingering notes of flowers and spices.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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