2016 Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Friandise
Awaiting Tasting Note
`Meaty and smoky plus a touch of rather nice struck-match character on the palate, which blends well with the other flavours. Dry, savoury finish with pretty good persistence, and definite potential for more complexity with age. Drink 2018 - 2026` 16.5+/20, Richard Hemming, November 2017, jancisrobinson.com.
`Smoky bacon and raspberry. Medium-bodied, lovely concentration of fruit and fine tannin. So fresh and vivid, finish bright and snappy. Very drinkable. Drink 2018-2021` 93 points, Matt Walls, Decanter - May 2018
`Smoky with bacon, yet herbaceous, there`s also inviting plump red fruit aromas. dense fruitcake flavours and tangy oakiness complement the red and black fruit` Jane Parkinson, Restaurant magazine, November 2018
`Meat, black cherry, pepper, charred bacon – this is pitch-perfect Crozes that fulfils all the criteria for the northern Rhône at a tempting price. Long, aromatic finish with great fruit concentration. Spot on! Drink 2018-2026` 17 points, Richard Hemming MW, jancisrobinson.com, June 2019