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Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage 750ML 2013
Sku: IT-0024412
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation: Crozes Hermitage
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
Inventory Location
San Francisco
Reg. $25.98

Vinous 90 points - Brilliant ruby. High-pitched aromas of fresh dark fruits, violet, smoky minerals and peppery spices, with a hint of smoky bacon in the background. Juicy, penetrating and nicely concentrated, offering energetic blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that firm up with aeration. Shows very good focus and persistence on the spicy finish, which is framed by fine-grained tannins.  (Feb 2015)

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Maxime Graillot, son of famed Crozes-Hermitage pioneer Alain Graillot, began making very small quantities of Crozes-Hermitage with the 2004 vintage, and we have been thrilled with the results ever since. Compared to Alain’s wines, Maxime’s are similarly exuberant and expressive, yet perhaps with a bit more size and fruit power to them—possibly a result of the fact that Maxime de-stems nearly all of his grapes, whereas Alain does not de-stem. Maxime shares a cellar with his father, and ages his wines in used Burgundy barrels just like Alain. Beginning with the 2007 vintage, Maxime has begun to produce a dynamite St. Joseph, from a plot in Saint Jean de Muzols in the heart of the original appellation.

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