Cave de Tain Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2015 - 750ml

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93pts Decanter

Saturated, deep black-red in color with a pure, exuberant and exciting scent mingling notes of smoke, bramble, blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant. The flavors are joyful. There’s a fruit core of singing lyricism, both vivid and fresh without being acidulous; the wine is tannic enough to give its fruit shape and gravitas but not roughness or austerity; and it has overtones which bring light and shade to the wine via faint notes of smoke, of cleansing bitterness, of the saltiness which is such a hallmark of parts of Crozes, and of the ‘stony’ flavors which lovers of terroir wine crave. A gorgeous success.

92pts Wilfred Wong

Crozes-Hermitage has always been my go-to Rhône Valley red of the area's best values. The 2015 Cave de Tain fills the bill well. This wine offers bright red and black fruits, with a shading of baking spices. Drinks well now. (Tasted: May 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA)

Winemaker Notes

Intense garnet red color with purple tints. Delicate aromas of blackberry fruits, with vanilla and light oaky notes. Rich on the palate with a good sweetness and a firm tannic structure. Final notes of fresh blackcurrant, violet and oriental spices.

Pair with herb roast poultry, cooked pork meats (especially from the Ardeche region!), or red meat.