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2009 Cameron Hughes Crozes-Hermitage Lot 297

Last edited on 8/31/2012 by RedValues
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Online Price: $18
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Crozes Hermitage
Grape: Syrah
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Production: 300 cases
Release date: January 31, 2012
Drink/Hold: Now and through 2021

Taste: While still swaddled in baby fat that requires a good decant, this wine is voluptuously textured and intense, merging power, delicacy and freshness. Pure blackberry, lavender, fresh truffle, crushed rock and licorice aromas are mirrored on the palate with fresh fruit and rock with hints of licorice.

Cameron Confidential: Lot 297 2009 Crozes-Hermitage is from the same producer as the Lot 296, just the latter vintage and what a tale of vintages it is. While the 2008 is lithe and harmonious, the Lot 297 2009 Crozes-Hermitage is rich and powerful a feature of the fantastic 2009 harvest in France. Like the Premier Cru Sauvigny-les-Beaune, it would be ideal for this wine to see a couple of years in the cellar. That said, its a fun comparison and worth cracking a bottle of the 2009 just to compare the vintages.
Competition Results

Silver - Critics Challenge IWC - 5/20/12