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Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers

Chapoutier, Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers 2015

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Crozes-Hermitage is a large Northern Rhône appellation which sits at the back-end of the famous Hermitage Hill on a mostly flat, sandy terroir. Here, Syrah is often slight in depth and lacks the gravitas of Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie but it shifts gear in warmer vintages.

With a ripping 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Chapoutier’s 2015 Les Meysonniers scores higher than many Hermitage wines at 3 times its price. The ideal warmer conditions produced black fruit and supple tannins together with real depth and a refined structure. It’s one of the greatest modern-style Rhône vintages and this Crozes will drink well for 2 decades. All the French 2015s should be on your radar but the Les Meysonniers completely over-delivers on price.

Vinification:
This Crozes-Hermitage is vinified in a traditional way with pumping-over and treadings in concrete tanks. Mainly aged in concrete tanks for around 12 months.

Viticulture:
Their red Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Meysonniers' comes from the vines which are at least 25 years old, whilst the soil on the slight slopes are directed to the South. The soil is made up of a blending of shingles and gravels, and the grapes are hand-harvested at maturity.

Tasting notes:
‘The fruit-forward 2015 Crozes Hermitage les Meysonniers is impressive. Medium to full-bodied, it offers jammy cassis notes, hints of herbal and spice complexities and a rich, concentrated mouthfeel. It should drink well for a decade or more.’ – Wine Advocate, 93/100

'The colour is very intense and purplish red, whilst the nose is full of red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by violet aromas. The mouth feel is ample and round, final of stewed fruits and vanilla'. – Winemaker

Crozes-Hermitage is a large Northern Rhône appellation which sits at the back-end of the famous Hermitage Hill on a mostly flat, sandy terroir. Here, Syrah is often slight in depth and lacks the gravitas of Hermitage or Côte-Rôtie but it shifts gear in warmer vintages.

With a ripping 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Chapoutier’s 2015 Les Meysonniers scores higher than many Hermitage wines at 3 times its price. The ideal warmer conditions produced black fruit and supple tannins together with real depth and a refined structure. It’s one of the greatest modern-style Rhône vintages and this Crozes will drink well for 2 decades. All the French 2015s should be on your radar but the Les Meysonniers completely over-delivers on price.

Vinification:
This Crozes-Hermitage is vinified in a traditional way with pumping-over and treadings in concrete tanks. Mainly aged in concrete tanks for around 12 months.

Viticulture:
Their red Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Meysonniers' comes from the vines which are at least 25 years old, whilst the soil on the slight slopes are directed to the South. The soil is made up of a blending of shingles and gravels, and the grapes are hand-harvested at maturity.

Tasting notes:
‘The fruit-forward 2015 Crozes Hermitage les Meysonniers is impressive. Medium to full-bodied, it offers jammy cassis notes, hints of herbal and spice complexities and a rich, concentrated mouthfeel. It should drink well for a decade or more.’ – Wine Advocate, 93/100

'The colour is very intense and purplish red, whilst the nose is full of red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by violet aromas. The mouth feel is ample and round, final of stewed fruits and vanilla'. – Winemaker

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Country

FR

Region

Rhone

Style

Red

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