M. Chapoutier : Les Varonniers 1998

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Parker : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
It is hard to find a better Crozes-Hermitage than Les Varonniers. Made from a six acre vineyard of Syrah vines that average 65-70 years in age, the 1998 is showing much better after bottling than it did from cask. A profound Crozes, it boasts an opaque purple color, and an extraordinary nose of spice box, smoke, flowers, licorice, and powdered stones. Extremely expressive, full-bodied, rich, spicy, and supple-textured, it should drink well young yet age for 15+ years. Wow!
Rhone ValleyCrozes-Ermitage
Alcohol
13

Grape varieties
Syrah

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Organic wines

Wine Spectator
83

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

Area
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Crozes-Ermitage

Color
Red

Producer
M. Chapoutier

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulphites