1996 Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers


92Average Score
flagRhone / France

A beautiful showing from what's certainly one of the top examples of this appellation, the 1996 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers is 100% Syrah that comes from a cool, pure granite terroir located just behind Hermitage Hill. Its deep ruby color is followed by terrific Granite-induced aromas of damp earth, crushed rocks, smoke and hints of meatiness. Medium to full-bodied, rich, nicely concentrated and balanced, it’s fully mature, yet should easily keep for another decade. This has to easily be one of the most impressive, age-worthy Crozes Hermitage made today. Sep 2016, www.robertparker.com

Jeb Dunnuck    Score: 94/100

Bts-0 Immediate | 11 Marketplace£53.00
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