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Domaines Entrefaux Syrah Crozes-Hermitage 2004

Member Review by tommyvino:

AppearanceClarity - clearIntensity - opaqueColor - purpleNoseCondition - CleanIntensity - mediumDevelopment - developingAroma characteristics - violets, black fruit, slight earthiness, bacon fat,PalateSweetness - dryAcidity - mediumTannin Level - medium - chalky tanninsAlcohol level - medium - 12.5% abvBody - mediumFlavor intensity - medium +Flavor characteristics - ripe blackberry, earthiness, , meatyLength - medium +ConclusionQuality - goodPrice category - mid-pricedReadiness for drinking - drink now but can age

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Member Reviews for Domaines Entrefaux Syrah Crozes-Hermitage

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Snooth User: tommyvino
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03/11/2009

AppearanceClarity - clearIntensity - opaqueColor - purpleNoseCondition - CleanIntensity - mediumDevelopment - developingAroma characteristics - violets, black fruit, slight earthiness, bacon fat,PalateSweetness - dryAcidity - mediumTannin Level - medium - chalky tanninsAlcohol level - medium - 12.5% abvBody - mediumFlavor intensity - medium +Flavor characteristics - ripe blackberry, earthiness, , meatyLength - medium +ConclusionQuality - goodPrice category - mid-pricedReadiness for drinking - drink now but can age


External Reviews for Domaines Entrefaux Syrah Crozes-Hermitage

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A fabulous sleeper of the vintage as well as a super value from the Northern Rhone, this intensely concentrated, inky/purple-colored 2003 exhibits notes of roasted herbs, chocolate, blackberries, and cassis. With huge body, abundant glycerin, low acidity, and a monster finish, this amazing wine tastes more like a Hermitage than a Crozes-Hermitage. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Super concentration from this 100% Syrah from the northern Rhone. Dense, chewy and fat, with opulent black fruits and cassis wrapped in layers of chocolate, mint and garrigue. It is long and seductive on the finish, with firm tannins, low acidity and a huge mouthfeel.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Elegant and concentrated with raspberry, loam and garrigue notes. 100% Syrah with firm, but balanced tannins and a zippy acidity promising to pair well with leg of lamb.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ruby-red. Cherry and plum on the nose, with hints of licorice and dark chocolate adding interest. Plump and juicy, with moderately concentrated dark berry flavors and gentle tannins. Supple, persistent and easy to drink.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A solid core of blackberry and plum fruit is supported by notes of iron, tobacco and tar, with nice grip on the finish. Should open up nicely with short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2003 growing season in France was very hot and dry, especially in Crozes-Hermitage, where average production was only 30% of the normal yields. This resulted in dark, heavy, and ultra-concentrated wines - and this one is no exception. Made from 100% Syrah, this wine is deep garnet, almost black in color, with loads of cassis, blackcurrant and just a touch of cinnamon on the nose. The intense flavors of deep blackberry and fleshy red fruit are balanced by the mild zip of acidity that comes along with each sip. The finish lingers with dried berries and mouth-coating tannins. This young wine is rich and delicious now, but will develop complexity with a few years of bottle age.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

100% Syrah. Very dark, blue-black, soft, plump with fine grained tannins. The ample fruit is quite evident, blackberry, cassis liqueur, with plenty of smoky meat and crackled black peppercorns. Almost a meal in itself, this will evolve into quite a wine if given time.


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