2003 Guigal Crozes Hermitage - Printable Version

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- oostexan - 07-11-2007 08:58 PM

Took a while to get going...let it air for 2 hours. Medium ruby color, nose of floral black fruit and soft Hermitage nose. Palate of bacon, casis, tar, and smoked meat notes. Kind of has a small compact mid palate of concentrated fruit, but not a particularly long finish or enticing mouthfeel. It is obviously Crozes, but not a blockbuster. Still, its good juice for the $15 fare. I prefer it over the cheapy Aussies or Calis. Soft tannins but still evolving. Might wait 6 months before I try another one.

Went well with heavily seasoned grilled pork tenderloin.

- Innkeeper - 07-11-2007 09:58 PM

Good plan. Our experience with Crozes' is they usually need five to get there.

- TheEngineer - 07-13-2007 02:15 AM

favourite producer in Croze Hermitage is Alain Grillot. While its a bit more expensive, it's worth the price of admission.