Mise en Bouche Red
Domaine Emmanuel Darnaud - Crozes Hermitage
Red,Crozes Hermitage
100% Syrah
history
Emmanuel Darnaud started his domaine in 2001 with just 1.3 hectares of vines but now has 15 hectares, all in Crozes-Hermitage.Since 2010 , the vineyard has been enriched with a new appellation : 1.7 ha of St Joseph . His painstaking work in the vineyard and regard for the fruit in the vinification process have ensured his place amongst the “big boys” with his first 2001 vintage. The quality of his wines has earned him great praise in French and international revues, as well as a place in many Michelin-starred restaurants. "If you like dark, rich, smoky-styled Syrah, this is a domaine for you to try."J. Molesworth.
Vineyard
Northern Côtes du Rhône, on the East bank of the Rhone river. The climate is continental with a Mediterranean influence. Glacial alluviums of smooth pebbles. Vines : 10 to 35 years - 0.30 acres - Yield : 35 Hl/Ha.
Winemaking
The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed, then cold macerated and fermented in open concrete vats . Maturing in barrels, 1/3 of which are new.
Tasting notes
Dark red with a powerful nose of very ripe cherry and a hint of black olive paste. A very luscious expressive wine to savor and enjoy on all occasions.
Food pairing
Grilled meat such as kid, cold cuts and mild cheeses.
Aging potential
4 years.
Grape varieties
100% Syrah
Press
Previous rating
201891 Wine Advocate
201891 Jeb Dunnuck
201892 Wine Enthusiast
201790 Vinous
201790 Wine Advocate
201689 Wine Advocate
201691 Wine Spectator
91
2018
The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Mise En Bouche shows the supple, elegant style of the vintage beautifully. Rocking notes of black raspberries, spiced plums, incense, and peppery herbs all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rounded, sexy Crozes Hermitage. With no hard edges, ripe, supple tannins, and plenty of mid-palate depth, I'd be happy to have bottles in the cellar. It's ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years.
Jeb Dunnuck
Terrisson Wines
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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