Delas ‘Les Launes’ Crozes-Hermitage 2010

Syrah from France - Rhone
Review Date : 09-Dec-2012
Syrah with up to 15% Marsanne or Roussanne from the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, fermented to 13.0% alc., 30% of the wine aged in oak. Full, even, dark purple-hued red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegant and concentrated with a core of ripe black berry and spice aromas, along with mineral and earth elements and some intrusive sulphide reduction. With air time, the reduction decreases and violetty perfumes emerge. Medium-full bodied, the palate finely proportioned, but well-concentrated with ripe black fruit flavours, along with earth and reductive elements. The tannins are very fine-grained and in harmony with the fruit expression, the acidity quite discreet. This has balance and elegance, the tannins building to carry the palate to a fine, grainy, dry finish with nuances of spices and liquorice. This is a finely structured, well-ripened Syrah showing some reduction at present. Match with roasted red meats over the next 6-8 years. 12,500 cases made. 17.0+/20 Dec 2012 RRP $31.99

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