2020 Crozes Hermitage Rouvre
Domaine Yann Chave
Rødvin - Syrah - 75 cl - 13,50 %
95 point - Vineous: "Inky violet. Spice-accented red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of smoky minerals, olive, cured tobacco and licorice. Juicy and lithe on the palate, offering palate-staining bitter cherry, black raspberry and exotic spice flavors that deepen and turn sweeter throug the midpalate. Shows superb definition and mineral lift on a wonderfully long, smooth finish that features well-knit tannins and lingering suggestions of cracked pepper and candied violet. 15% whole clusters; raised in 600-liter oak barrels, 10% of them new."
93 point - Decanter: "There's a pleasant little blackcurrant jam note on the nose here. Lightly spiced, medium-bodied, juicy and with very fine tannins, there's a lovely sense of elegance in the wine, with very good acidity. Not as powerful as his cuvée classique, but a greater sense of finesse, balance and drinkability. Long finish."
92+ point - Jeb Dunnuck: "A smaller production cuvée, the 2020 Crozes-Hermitage Le Rouvre is a clear step up, with more density, depth, and length. More red, blue, and black fruits as well as leather, iron, and peppery herbs emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a focused, elegant mouthfeel, plenty of tannins, and outstanding length. Give bottles a year or three and enjoy over the following decade."
Le Rouvre en en fantastisk Crozes Hermitage med en solmoden, dyb og kompleks duft fulgt op af en fyldig, intens og nuanceret smag, der imponerer med sin mineralitet og perfekte balance.