Crozes Hermitage les Clos Delas 2009

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"There is no problem understanding the 2009 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos. Aged completely in small French oak barrels, it...

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A lively peppery mineral-driven style with a strong iron note run-ning through the core of crushed plum and blackberry. Features a lingering white ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

A lively peppery mineral-driven style with a strong iron note run-ning through the core of crushed plum and blackberry. Features a lingering white pepper edge on the slightly dusty finish. Best from 2013 through 2020.-J.M. Wine Spectator.


Winemaker's Notes:

"There is no problem understanding the 2009 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos. Aged completely in small French oak barrels, it boasts a striking minerality, a wonderfully dense ruby/purple color and sweet notes of creme de cassis, black raspberries, licorice, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Full-bodied and dense, with some tannins still to shed, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and is capable of lasting two decades...93" WA 12/11 "Bright ruby. Red berry preserves and cherry on the pungent, floral nose. Deeply pitched but lively, boasting very good focus to its bitter cherry and licorice flavors. A spine of minerality adds cut and vibrancy to the long, spicy finish. I like this wine's tension and suspect that it will be a slow, graceful ager...91" IWC 3/12 "A lively, peppery, mineral-driven style, with a strong iron note running through the core of crushed plum and blackberry. Features a lingering white pepper edge on the slightly dusty finish...91" WS Insider Vo.8 No.17 04/12

"There is no problem understanding the 2009 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos. Aged completely in small French oak barrels, it boasts a striking minerality, a wonderfully dense ruby/purple color and sweet notes of creme de cassis, black raspberries, licorice, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Full-bodied and dense, with some tannins still to shed, it will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and is capable of lasting two decades...93" WA 12/11 "Bright ruby. Red berry preserves and cherry on the pungent, floral nose. Deeply pitched but lively, boasting very good focus to its bitter cherry and licorice flavors. A spine of minerality adds cut and vibrancy to the long, spicy finish. I like this wine's tension and suspect that it will be a slow, graceful ager...91" IWC 3/12 "A lively, peppery, mineral-driven style, with a strong iron note running through the core of crushed plum and blackberry. Features a lingering white pepper edge on the slightly dusty finish...91" WS Insider Vo.8 No.17 04/12

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