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Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage Red 2009

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Careful selection of grapes depending on the origin, the maturity, and the quality of the grapes.

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Winery: Cave de Tain
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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 Crozes-Hermitage Red

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
2.50 5
01/12/2011

84 points. This wine’s color is a pure berry red, and it have a medium thick body and viscosity. The nose, which shows very well, is full of sweet, lush and creamy vanilla custard and cherry pie tones. There is a slightly rustic, rural tone to this wine too that kind of makes me think of a house on the desert plains. There is a good kick of pepper (one of the things that Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage Syrahs are known for) and a bit of dried herbs, I also get a very faint touch of suede lingering in there lightly. The palate opens somewhat light, with tons of cracked pepper and some suede and raspberry tones. I get a gentle herbal quality and almost a tangerine-like component. The finish wears its minerality well, and I pick up on a soft berry/cherry tone mixed in with a good amount of dark stone. This is a well balanced, well made wine. It has good ripeness, a rich quality, and a smooth body. When I first opened it, it seemed a little thin, and the acidity and the alcohol showed through a little louder than they did after I had let it decant for some time. Not quite as interesting or well structured as I had hoped for, but still, to the price, it’s a nice, causal drinking syrah worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #19: Crozes-Hermitage ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/26/post-19-crozes-hermitage/ )


Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
167061733
3.00 5
02/25/2010

Light berry fruit, high acid, easy drinking but with rusticity.


Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394578
3.00 5
08/05/2014

Three glasses



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Tasting Notes:

Characteristics : Intense garnet-red colour. Intense and delicate aromas of blackberry fruits, with vanilla and roasted notes. Fresh, well-balanced. Firm but smooth tannins. Good length; with final notes of fresh blackcurrant, cherry and oriental spices. .

Careful selection of grapes depending on the origin, the maturity, and the quality of the grapes.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Ageing: Partially aged for 10 to 12 months in oak barrels (400 litres)

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13%

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