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Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage
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A super syrah!
by partalien
From the first pour, the aroma filled the air. This wine was packed with flavor and as smooth as could be. I picked up a nice licorice flavor which I'd never really noticed in a wine before.
Solid Syrah -- we liked it
by MarkSeiler
We opened a bottle of 2003 in June of 2006, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Spicy, racy, with a dark fruit core.
by Shatzer12600943
Grapey nose. Tobacco and currant with a slight cherry finish.


Domaine Laurent Combier, Crozes-Hermitage
About Crozes-Hermitage

Think of Crozes-Hermitage, which comes from a wide variety of vineyard sites north and south of Tain, as a junior version of Hermitage--with less concentration, character, and aging potential but at a fraction of the price.
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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