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Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Hauts Granites', J Boutin

Crozes-Hermitage 'Les Hauts Granites', J Boutin
  • Practicing organic
  • 100% Syrah
  • From Haut des Chassis and Larnage
  • 60+ year old vines
  • From 2 parcels
  • 85% limestone and iron-bearing clay, 15% granite and loess
  • 25% whole cluster
  • Indigenous yeast
  • Aged for 18 months in 20% older barrels and 80% tank
  • Unfined and unfiltered
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
France
Region:
Rhone (Northern)
Appellation:
Crozes-Hermitage
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-04-01
Review:
Deep, shimmering violet. Dark berries, potpourri, exotic spices and a suggestion of smoky minerals on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, penetrating and appealingly sweet, offering densely packed, energetic blackberry, cherry compote and violet flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Supple, even tannins add grip to the impressively persistent, mineral-driven finish, which strongly repeats the floral note.