Gilles Robin Crozes-Hermitage ‘cuvee Alberic Bouvet’ 2004

85+

Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, France.

This just isn’t my cup of tea, it’s so young and fruity, with a touch of floral, dandelion character.  It’s a fairly dense, fairly dark wine, well made, in a good vintage.  Perhaps it is simply its age but it tastes to me more like a good Southern Rhone with a strong Grenache influence, though this wine should be 100% shiraz.

If it hangs around on retail shelves I’ll buy another in 1-2 years time.  But for now I can’t get excited about this very youthful, but not inexpensive wine.

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