2006 Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Crozes-Hermitage
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • SandmanRT wrote: flawed

    August 15, 2018 - Three bottles opened one after another. All had volatile acidity flaw, smelled like turpentine, the one least affected was very corked. None was close to drinkability, even if one were to accept a less than perfect wine. What is annoying is that a bottle of Les Clos 2001 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitages opened today too also smelled of turpentine. A 2007 Chateaneuf du Pape Haut Pierre of Delas Freres also opened today is drinkable and needs overnight breathing to better judge tomorrow. In all my time of collecting and storing fine wines of over twenty years, I have had volatile acidity once prior and now four bottles from two vintages from the same producer is s bit much.

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  • kosmik Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 20, 2014 - 12,5% d'alcool, 100% Syrah
    Oeil : opacité 6/10, forte viscosité, larmes très lentes en parois, aucune trace d'évolution à l'oeil
    Nez : projection d'intensité 4/10, frais, fruité rappelant la framboise et mûre fraîche, fleurs rappelant la violette et la pivoine, touche épicé sur le poivre long, la cannelle et la muscade, pointe de résine, café, chocolat, touche viandée, boisée et de torréfaction, tout ça en équilibre, juste assez de tout mais sans trop sur aucun de ces aspects, superbe nez
    Bouche : sec, ample, acidité rafraîchissante, tanins encore charnus et fins, amertume moyenne, persistance moyenne-longue, rétro fruitée, épicée, boisée, florale, végétale, avec un petit quelque chose d'aérien fort agréable
    Conclusion : excellent, d'un superbe équilibre tant au nez qu'en bouche, il tiendra encore quelques années, mais par ailleurs excellent dès maintenant. Notre dernière.

  • godx wrote: 88 points

    February 10, 2012 - No formal notes. Very good.

  • acheng wrote: 90 points

    December 18, 2011 - Served as part of a blind tasting of shiraz/syrah. Stood out immediately. Floral nose and sweet tobacco that is quite fetching. In the mouth a bit lean compared with the other new world shiraz in the tasting. Excellent drink.

  • Greg_O wrote: 91 points

    November 5, 2011 - blue fruits, minerality, bacon, and floral notes. an excellent crozes at a great price.

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    7/6/2009 (link)

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    1/29/2009 (link)

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    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins) Very dark red violet color; high pitched, roasted meat, bacon fat, tart roasted plum, sweet smoke nose; juicy, tart roasted plum, smoky, bacon fat, tart red currant, mineal palate; medium-plus finish (tasty Crozes, accessible now)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Delas Frères
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Domaine des Grands Chemins
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
  • UPC Code 3359950197887

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  • In Cellars 55 (21%)
  • Consumed 205 (79%)

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