Lot 297 2009 Crozes-Hermitage

Lot 297
2009 Crozes-Hermitage (Rhône Valley)

Voluptuous with flavors of pure blackberry, lavender, fresh truffle, and licorice aromas.
$18
While still swaddled in baby fat that requires a good decant, this wine is voluptuously textured and intense, merging power, delicacy and freshness. Pure blackberry, lavender, fresh truffle, crushed rock and licorice aromas are mirrored on the palate with fresh fruit and rock with hints of licorice.

Style: Medium, Fruity

Flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Licorice, Tannins

Cam Confidential
Lot 297 2009 Crozes-Hermitage is from the same producer as the Lot 296, just the latter vintage – and what a tale of vintages it is. While the 2008 is lithe and harmonious, the Lot 297 2009 Crozes-Hermitage is rich and powerful – a feature of the fantastic 2009 harvest in France. Like the Premier Cru Sauvigny-les-Beaune, it would be ideal for this wine to see a couple of years in the cellar. That said, it's a fun comparison and worth cracking a bottle of the 2009 just to compare the vintages.
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