Red

2010 Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Les Launes

Syrah

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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Pfleonard Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 14, 2014 - This syrah was a perfect match for White Stilton (basil, parsley, dried apples) stuff pork chops. Savoury, peppery, fruit on the back of the palate and balanced acidity. All good. This is one where drinking the wine WITH the food in your mouth, rewards.

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  • Timbalimba wrote: (89 points)

    August 30, 2014 - Still youthful garnet. Meaty, savoury nose, lashings of white pepper, raspberry and hot rubber. Medium bodied, light tannins, fresh red fruit, even orange zest (something that I almost never find in red wines), white pepper and dried herbs. Finishes well, echoes of white pepper once more. Very good, with fine layers of complexity, just slightly short of stuffing compared to Delas's more expensive offerings, but a fine representative of Crozes.

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  • evanqian wrote: (89 points)

    March 16, 2014 - clear, medium garnet with purple hue. farm barn and animal fur in nose, some dark berries. moderate palate, well balanced. mild pepper spice, earthy, meaty and savoury. medium(-) bodied, velvety tannins. it's a little rough and raw, though it's quite smooth in general, showing terroir but not finely crafted.

    2nd day (stored in fridge), still has fine tannins, also developed some perfume and mint, surprisingly showing a little complexity. what an amazing terroir!

    ap: 4/5; ar: 10/15; palate: 17/20; overall: 4+4/10
    TOTAL: 89+/100

  • lumpyelbow wrote:

    December 6, 2013 - Not a favorite. 87

  • FrugalGlug Likes this wine: (90 points)

    July 26, 2013 - Like the must of farmland concentrated into a barber shop, the nose will throw you. It's not an all together pleasing wine to sniff, but the surprise comes in the taste. On the palate was a distinct vivacity, a very sumptuous, velvety texture that was delicious without being fruit heavy. A very smooth drink with a peppery, light, tannic base in the back. It's a fun wine that fills the mouth without being overpowering in any sort of capacity. This is really a stand out wine for the price.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2012, Issue #161 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/25/2012 (link) 90 points

    (Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Les Launes) Very dark ruby color; appealing, bacon fat, roasted black fruit, pepper nose; tasty, tart roasted black fruit, pepper palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Delas Frères
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Les Launes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Crozes-Hermitage

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 239 (59%)
  • Consumed 168 (41%)

Food Pairing

Cheese, gärna grytor eller stekar lamm nöt

Who Likes This Wine

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