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2006 Cave de Tain l’Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage

Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage (Northern Rhône)

Tasting Notes: 100% Syrah.  12.5% ABV.  Pretty violet, inky in the class.  Big jammy red fruit on the nose, with a little gameyness behind it.  On the palate, big red fruit (raspberry), the gameyness, some licorice.  The fruit is there, but isn’t over the top like the nose suggested.  Wonderfully smooth , like velvet.  Has excellent balance, complexity, depth, and weight.  Nice finish.  A fantastic wine for Sunday afternoon charcuterie; a great value.  This is great wine.

Rating: 5/5

Price: $14.99 at Beltway Fine Wines

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