Basic Information – Nobles Rives Crozes Hermitage 2015

Producer – Cave de Tain

Vintage – 2015

Region – Frances – Northern Rhone – Crozes Hermitage

Varietal – Syrah

Pricing – $19.99

Alcohol – 13.5%

Appearance

Wine is clear and pale purple in color.

Aroma/Nose

This Nobles Rives Crozes Hermitage 2015 is clean with medium (+) aromas. Aromas consist of red fruits, such as red currant and strawberry. This is followed by blackberry notes, lavender, licorice, cedar and leather. Overall, we would say this wine is developing.

Taste/Palate

Nobles Rives Crozes Hermitage 2015 is dry with medium acidity and medium (+) tannins. It is also a fuller bodied wine with a medium intensity of flavors. The flavors consist of red cherry, red currant, lavender, licorice, chocolate and an earthy medium length finish.

Overall Experience

The complexity level was great in this Nobles Rives Crozes Hermitage 2015 along with the intensity and balance. I believe the only thing missing was the length. It could have been a bit longer on the finish. Overall, a very good wine that is suitable to drink now but has potential for ageing.

Pairings

Food – Beef, Lamb, Game

Cigar – Tatuaje TAA 50th

Publication Ratings

N/A

Winemakers Notes

Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, France – Shows flavors of olives, fruitiness, and hints of cured meats. Hints of spices permeate throughout which allows for a lovely harmonious wine.