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2015 Tardieu-Laurent Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes

Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$49. 99 Bottle
$599.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Brilliant ruby. High-pitched, mineral-accented blackberry and cherry pit aromas are complicated by notes of olive, spicecake and licorice, and a suave floral quality builds as the wine opens up. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet dark berry liqueur and violet pastille flavors lifted and sharpened by a smoky mineral component. Shows impressive vivacity for a warm vintage and finishes spicy, focused and long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape.
91-93 points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous

The 2015 Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes is another inky-colored red that gives up plump, forward notes of black cherries, black raspberries, graphite, scorched earth and licorice aromas and flavors. It’s a big, fruit-forward, sexy Crozes Hermitage that should drink reasonably well in its youth, yet evolve gracefully through 2025.
90-92 points
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate #228 (Dec 2016)