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2017 Tardieu Laurent Crozes Hermitage Old Vine

2017 Tardieu Laurent Crozes Hermitage Old Vine

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2017 Tardieu Laurent Crozes Hermitage Old Vine
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A classic Syrah from old vines in the Northern Rhone. These 60 year old vines grow near Hermitage, the celebrated home of Syrah. The delicious result is a glimpse at this greatness in a light-bodied but supple food wine packed with black fruits, spice and mineral inflections. Unfined and unfiltered yet beautifully focused, for under $50 this is lovely value.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine. Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.

What The Critics Say

92-93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Brilliant magenta. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe cherry and dark berries, candied flowers, cracked pepper and smoky minerals. Juicy and seamless in the mouth, offering bitter cherry, blackcurrant and spicecake flavors that show very good clarity and become sweeter as the wine opens up. Finishes on a sexy floral note, displaying strong tenacity, interwoven tannins and a late suggestion of olive."

16+/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Mid purplish crimson. Heady, voluptuous nose with a strong salty streak running through the fruit that is relatively soft. An easy-peasy introduction to northern Rhône Syrah? Almost sweet in fact. Lots of very fine tannin. Rather atypical. 100% Syrah (60 years old). Two-thirds destemmed. Fruit from: Larnage, Battis, Gervans and slopes in Mercurol. 12 months in new and one-year-old oak plus six months in foudres (Tronçais and Allier)." Drink 2019 - 2024

90-92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinsky

"Sourced from the areas of Gervans and Larnage, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes is a fine effort. Peppery, herbal nuances stand out against a backdrop of ripe cherry fruit and vanilla shadings. Medium to full-bodied, it's rich and concentrated yet very drinkable at the same time, with a lively finish that invites another sip." Drink 2019 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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