2018 Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Alberic BouvetRhone, USA
This wine is a staff favorite!! If you love a robust Calfornia cab, you will love this muscular, dark fruit, incredibly well balanced wine. And it's a tremendous value! Stock up and serve to your guests! You won't be sorry!
On the nose, this 100% Syrah wine is an explosion of black fruit, blackcurrant, blackberries, jammy red fruit, followed by notes of leather and tobacco. On the palate, licorice dominates by the youth of the wine, to which is added a slight oakiness and notes of toast and smoky. Fleshy and very fresh. This wine has silky, round tannins that hint at a promising future. A Crozes capable of evolving well over time. But which, for the impatient, can be enjoyed now to take advantage of its characteristic fruitiness.