Jean-Luc Colombo Crozes Hermitage Les Fees Brunes 2018 - 750ml
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Delicate swirls of toffee and caramel lend warmth and spice to this plump, creamy Syrah. Black cherry and berry flavors are cushioned by fine, velvety tannins. A primary, immediately accessible Northern Rhône Syrah, it's best enjoyed now through 2024.
Innovation, passion and dedication are what drives Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking is unparalleled. A devotee of the Syrah grape and armed with a pharmacy degree, Jean-Luc and his wife, Anne, opened their wine laboratory in 1984, “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône” and quickly developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant throughout France. For their significant life-long contributions to their country, both Jean-Luc and Anne have been awarded the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian award. The Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary. Today, Jean-Luc Colombo’s wines express the typicity of their terroir with elegance and character, from the Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône to his Provençal roses.
Crozes Hermitage is the largest of all the northern appellations of the Rhône with the vineyards surrounding the Hermitage appellation. "Les Fées Brunes" (The Brunette Fairies) is made from 60-year-old vines from a single vineyard planted on the terraced granite slopes.
The wine is aged six months in oak barrels (15% new oak and 85% in one- to four-year old barrels).
RS: <1.0 g/l
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