The 2017 Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers is a wild beauty with Hermitage notes of blackberries, cassis, crushed rock, game, and burning embers. It has plenty of upfront, sexy fruit yet is concentrated, full-bodied, and deep on the palate, with abundant tannins. There are 456 cases of this beauty. Don’t miss a chance to buy a bottle. 95+
Dark purple. Deeply pitched dark berry preserve, licorice candy, smoked meat and violet aromas are complemented by building spice and olive nuances. Sappy and impressively concentrated, offering bitter cherry, cassis, fruitcake and espresso flavors that are given backbone by a core of juicy acidity. An exotic apricot nuance comes up on an impressively long, spice-tinged finish, framed by youthfully chewy tannins.(JR)
Rich, concentrated and tannic, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers comes from a parcel of vines grown on the same granite in Hermitage as les Bessards, but it has a west-facing aspect. Dark plum and crushed-stone notes pick up hints of cassis and cedar shavings in this full-bodied, muscular red. (JC)
Deeply coloured. Pronounced vanilla and dark chocolate on the nose, almost malty, with a touch of prune. Full bodied, with ample mouth-coating fine tannins, slightly furry in texture. This vintage borders on over-extraction but manages to retain a sense of freshness, with just enough lightness of touch to give it drinkability. Made from over 60-year-old Syrah vines planted on a southwest-facing granite slope on the border of Hermitage, lieu-dit Varogne. Completely destemmed, then fermented in concrete then matured for 18 months, 70% in tank, 30% in demi-muid, of which 20% is new oak. Drinking Window 2021-2026. (MW)
Black fruit with a touch of liquorice and tar on the palate. Furry tannin leading to a lovely violet tone on the length. Plenty of concentration and purity, and lovely herbal notes to finish. Formidable fruit power on the persistence. 17/20 points (RH)
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