Domaine Gilles Robin
2010 Crozes Hermitage Cuvée
France: Rhône Valley
South of Lyon
This wine is a little shy, at first, and shows a short finish if you drink it upon opening. After the wine has had a chance to breathe, however, it really opens up and reveals more fruit and minerality.
Today’s 2010 Crozes Hermitage is a bright, rustic, terroir-driven Rhône with a fine structure, unique flavors on the palate and a clean finish. Pair this wine with a hard cheese plate, a grilled Portobello sandwich or a savory herbed pork.
Enjoy this 92 point wine now, or lay a few bottles down for the next few years.
Dark garnet from the heart, right out to a fine clear ring at the edge of the glass. Skinny, tightly-spaced legs move very slowly down the glass.
Strawberry, black cherry, subtle nutty vanilla, boysenberry and sweet cedar take the lead. As the wine opens up, it reveals far more fruit, including blackberry
Bright wild strawberry, Bing cherry and dried cranberry give way intriguing salty wet rock, dusty bramble bush, cranberry, espresso bean and subtle copper.
Allow this wine to breathe before you enjoy it and it will reward you with a very long finish. Fruits fade slowly, gradually giving way to earth and mineral components.