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Timeless Wines USD 26.93 750ml

Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage les Hauts du Fief 2009

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Tar, incense, pepper with black and purple fruit on the nose. Hints of blueberry. Some herbs and smoke. Herbal notes on the palate with black and purple fruits accented by blue fruits. Sage. Light pepper. Meaty and has a savory finish. Lots of roasty, smoky tones. 90 pts. 3/9/13

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Cave de Tain:
  When you think Cave de Tain, your mind should instantly jump to Syrah. Syrah is the only red varietal that Cave de Tain makes into wine, making it a specialist in its production. Not only that, but it is also the leading producer of “cru” wines in the Northern Rhone Valley, with about 2,500 acres of grapes planted. Cave de Tain is a collective of about 330 growers... Read more
  When you think Cave de Tain, your mind should instantly jump to Syrah. Syrah is the only red varietal that Cave de Tain makes into wine, making it a specialist in its production. Not only that, but it is also the leading producer of “cru” wines in the Northern Rhone Valley, with about 2,500 acres of grapes planted. Cave de Tain is a collective of about 330 growers located in Rhone Valley, France. Louis Gambert de Loche founded Cave de Tain in 1933 and became its first president. The wines produced as a part of the Cave de Tain l’Hermitage are sourced across many terroirs and domaines, including Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas, Saint Peray, Saint Joseph, and Vin de Pays. Not only does it encompass wine produced across these regions, but it produces almost half of the wine grown in the Crozes Hermitage. Read less

Member Reviews for Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage les Hauts du Fief

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
03/16/2013

Tar, incense, pepper with black and purple fruit on the nose. Hints of blueberry. Some herbs and smoke. Herbal notes on the palate with black and purple fruits accented by blue fruits. Sage. Light pepper. Meaty and has a savory finish. Lots of roasty, smoky tones. 90 pts. 3/9/13


Snooth User: Matt Walker
84279561,448
3.50 5
02/12/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
167061733
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/25/2010

Very appealing smoke and bacon nose follows through on palate. Really smooth mouthfeel.


Snooth User: vrenault
1418611,349
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/07/2011

Five glasses


Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

Hermitage's little, less prestigious sibling. Not a bad value-oriented taste of the Northern Rhone.

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External Reviews for Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage les Hauts du Fief

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Vintage: 2001 04/16/2009

Das Auswahlverfahren für die Kelterung dieser Cuvée ist streng und kompromisslos. Erstens vinifiziert CAVE DE TAIN nur reifes und gesundes Traubengut von alten Syrah-Rebstöcken aus den besten Rebparzellen der Appellation und zweitens werden die überzeugendsten Partien im Keller ausgewählt. Das Resultat: eine vielschichtige, intensive Fruchtaromatik mit dezenten Gewürznoten im Bouquet, eine elegante, fruchtige Struktur sowie eine feine, ausgewogene Gerbstofftextur. Im Finale vereinen sich die einzelnen Elemente zu einer harmonisch-fruchtigen Variante eines typischen, terroirspezifischen Syrah aus dem nördlichen Vallée du Rhône.



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Deep dense garnet color with purple tints. Harmonious and intense nose of candied fruits and toasty overtones, cocoa beans, liquorice and spicy aromas. The palate is powerful, smooth and elegant. Full-bodied wine with silky tannins and ripe fruit. Well-balanced and exceptional concentration due to good climatic conditions. The peppery finish is long and persistent. A racy wine with over 8 years ageing capacity.

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Aged 12 months in French Oak.

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Alcohol: 13%

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