92 POINTS | James Suckling
Since the early 19th Century, Paul Jaboulet Ainé has been synonymous with quality wine in the Rhône Valley, and Jaboulet’s Hermitages are the stuff of legend.
We love a nice Crozes Hermitage at Advintage HQ. They show all the great flavours and personality from the Syrah, while remaining medium bodied and easy to drink. This one boasts delicious aromas of red berries with sweet spices on the finish. Subtle, elegant and well balanced, it is a very safe bet from a prestigious producer.
An alternative to the more expensive and full-bodied Hermitage, this great Croze-Hermitage, made only with the Syrah grape, has good body and great fruit. Very tasty, it's a great company for food.
James Suckling writes "Full wild-blackberry aromas, plus some meaty character welcome you to the Rhone kingdom of syrah. Thanks to the open fruit, moderate tannin structure and creamy texture on the mid-palate, this is already a very appealing Crozes-Hermitage. Only at the finish are the tannins a bit more obvious, but the mineral freshness there is more forthright. From organically grown grapes."