2010 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage le Clos
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 90

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Reg: $45.94

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
Dominated by its minerality with moderate tannins the 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos is a sleeper of the vintage. Last year from barrel this offering revealed high acidity and some reduction but it is now performing on all... Dominated by its minerality with moderate tannins the 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos is a sleeper of the vintage. Last year from barrel this offering revealed high acidity and some reduction but it is now performing on all cylinders. While not significantly superior to the charming 2011 the 2010 is a ripe dense full-bodied Crozes offering sweet notes of black currants black cherries licorice smoke and an enticing minerality running through the flavor profile. This full-bodied red is capable of lasting 12-15+ years. 92+
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Features a fleshy feel, with mulled cherry and blackberry fruit mixed with plum coulis, backed by an anise edge on the modestly toasted finish. Drink now through 2016. – JM
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2013
Opaque ruby. Reticent, mineral-accented aromas of cherry pit, cassis and violet, with an herbal topnote. Chewy and deeply pitched, offering an array of dark fruit flavors and a hint of licorice. The polar opposite of... Opaque ruby. Reticent, mineral-accented aromas of cherry pit, cassis and violet, with an herbal topnote. Chewy and deeply pitched, offering an array of dark fruit flavors and a hint of licorice. The polar opposite of the graceful 2011 version. Closes sappy and long, with persistent spiciness and firm tannins. This wine needs time to stretch its legs. 90+
JJB 92
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, February 2016
Dark ruby at the core. Very expressive aromatically with classic notes of white pepper, baking spice, violets and ripe red fruit. This is particularly refreshing on the palate, coming off as more expansive than dense... Dark ruby at the core. Very expressive aromatically with classic notes of white pepper, baking spice, violets and ripe red fruit. This is particularly refreshing on the palate, coming off as more expansive than dense. This wine really shows a more elegant side of Syrah with more baking spice and floral flavors, as well a streak of minerality that’s reminiscent of the granite terroir here. Long finish. This is open for business now and will be delicious with grilled meat over the next 5-10 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Crozes Hermitage
Vintage 2010

Winery

Delas Freres

Founded in 1835 by Charles Audibert and Phillipe Delas, the celebrated Delas Freres winery grows 30 hectares of vines comprising 10 hectares in Hermitage (including the Domaines des Tourettes estate), 2 hectares in Saint-Joseph, and 18 hectares in Crozes-Hermitage.

In addition to the grapes produced by Delas' own wine growing team, Delas' close relationships with like-minded owner-winegrowers ensure that the company is able to source grapes grown on individual parcels, which reflect their own unique terroir.

Exclusively a family-owned operation for over a century, Delas Freres joined forces with Champagne Deutz in 1977. In 1993, Deutz and Delas Freres were approached by the Rouzaud family, majority shareholder in the Roederer Group. They joined the Roederer Group under whose umbrella Delas' philosophy continues to flourish.