Gilles Robin Crozes-Hermitage 1920 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France

$95.00 $52.99
Save $42.01
Item No. 106603
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS93
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

"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. "
91 Points

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Learn About Gilles Robin

Although the Cave Cooperative de Tain l"Hermitage is one of France"s best, every year young and dynamic growers leave this cooperation to make and bottle wines themselves. One of them is Gilles Robin who started his own domaine in 1996. His vineyards are located in the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage where over 11 hectares of Syrah is planted on the stony and sandy ‘La Terrace de...

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Learn About Hermitage

(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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