2020 Aleofane Croze Hermitage, Rhone France

$34.99 USD


Already bottled, the 2020 Crozes-Hermitage shows the vintage beautifully, with a pure, medium-bodied, elegant style as well as the classic floral, pretty, exotic character this cuvée always shows. I love its overall balance, it has nicely integrated acidity as well as impressive purity in its cassis and dark berry fruits, and it’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet also evolve for over a decade. This is an estate readers need to seek out.

Rated 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Lovely lavender and dried herbs on the nose and palate. Shot through with saturated fine tannin and juicy blackberry acidity. Plenty of detail, personality, power, freshness and great balance, this is a really satisfying glass of Crozes-Hermitage.

Rated 93 Points Decanter

The 2020 Crozes Hermitage immediately conjures visions of a wild blackberry thicket—slightly green, prickly, yet brimming with sweet fruit. That said, it's much more polished in the mouth, where this medium to full-bodied wine delivers ripe fruit, smooth, supple tannins and a lingering, softly tannic finish. Nicely done.

Rated 91 Points The Wine Advocate