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.
Price: $14.99 at Beltway Fine Wines