2012 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage les Varonnieres

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • VN 92

Reviews for 2012 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage les Varonnieres

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2014
A smoking Crozes Hermitage, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers sports a vibrant purple color to go with notes of black cherries, bouquet garni and ground pepper. Medium to full-bodied, soft, fleshy and beautifully... A smoking Crozes Hermitage, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers sports a vibrant purple color to go with notes of black cherries, bouquet garni and ground pepper. Medium to full-bodied, soft, fleshy and beautifully textured, is has enough underlying tannin to keep it drinking nicely through 2022 or so. It's worth noting that at a recent 2003 retrospective, this was firing on all cylinders and bested more than a few more expensive Hermitage. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 92
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2015
Vivid ruby. Highly aromatic cherry and red berry scents are complicated by licorice, Indian spices and cola. Deeply concentrated dark fruit flavors show a suave blend of sweet and tangy, with a mineral nuance adding lift... Vivid ruby. Highly aromatic cherry and red berry scents are complicated by licorice, Indian spices and cola. Deeply concentrated dark fruit flavors show a suave blend of sweet and tangy, with a mineral nuance adding lift. Gains weight and sweetness on the clinging finish, which features a cherry-cola quality and fine-grained tannins that come on late. - Josh Raynolds
JJB 92
Erich Zuver - JJ Buckley, September 2015
This sports a vibrant ruby core that fades slightly at the rim. The nose is fairly intense, with aromas of raspberry, plum, cherry and blackberry. The fruit characteristics are wrapped around the signature hermitage... This sports a vibrant ruby core that fades slightly at the rim. The nose is fairly intense, with aromas of raspberry, plum, cherry and blackberry. The fruit characteristics are wrapped around the signature hermitage granite minerality that enlivens the wine and adds tension and torque. Black pepper, anise and graphite meld with the mid palate fruit quite nicely, culminating in a refreshing and savoy finish. The 2012 Chapoutier Les Varonniers should age nicely over the next decade.