Just received in a few new French wines. All are fabulous and two of the three scored 92pt from Wine Spectator.
Yann Chave Crozes Hermitage 2006 “le rouvre” “Sweet and ripe, with lots of mocha, dark licorice, plum sauce and fruitcake flavors backed by a fine-grained structure and a long, mineral-tinged finish. Shows nice weight for the appellation.92pts WS”
Domaine ALary 2007 “La Grange Daniel”, “a combination of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Counoise, and Cabernet Sauvignon, all planted just outside the domain’s home of Cairanne. Spicy cherries intermixed with saddle leather, resiny pine forest notes, and pepper are present in this full-bodied, chunky, but surprisingly flavorful and well-made wine. RP”
Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu 2007 “Really bright and superracy, with a tightly coiled core of orange blossom, honeysuckle, green fig, yellow apple and chamomile notes waiting to gush forth. Taut acidity holds this back for now, so cellar to let it round into form. Best from 2009 through 2012.92pts WS”
All of these are great wines at really great prices. If you love Rhone wines, like we do you need to try these. Quantities are limited and I do not expect these to last long, so get here soon. Cheers.