Some dates are the starting point of great adventures. The Gilles Robin Crozes-Hermitage "1920" - a great Syrah wine from Rhone Valley - pays a tribute to the winemaker Louis Pasquion who acquired his first Syrah vines
in that year. Today his great-grandson Gilles Robin gives all his passion for this noble Syrah variety and creates one of the greatest Rhone Valley wines.
A blend of 8 specifically-selected "demi-muids" from separate plots, 1920 always comes from noble and great origins. From an exceptional terroir, this great Syrah wine from Rhone Valley is not available every year. This 1920 (vintage 2005) was created with grapes of perfect ripeness and ultimate concentration. Vinified for 18 months in small oak barrels, only 2000 bottles and 200 magnums will fully reveal the secrets of this great vintage over time.
"Very racy, with coffee-tinged toast framing the sanguine, black cherry, lavender and mineral notes. The long, focused finish is driven by its minerality, with nice buried grip and alluring black tea and roasted fig notes. Drink now through 2014."
"Saturated ruby. Finely detailed bouquet of cherry-cola, cassis, violet and cured tobacco. Dense yet lively, with sweet dark berry flavors and fine-grained tannins. Black olive and candied floral qualities arrive with air and carry through the long, juicy finish. I'd resist opening this for at least another four or five years. "
International Wine Cellar