The color is deep, with a garnet hue deepened by purple tinges. The nose shows seductive whiffs of crushed black fruit, dark cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants that evolve in the glass to reveal slightly woody and smoky notes, together with a hint of coffee. Spices, and especially grey pepper, add lift and harmony to this already rich aromatic palette. The wine is fresh and lively in the mouth, with persistent flavors and good length. It is solidly built around a good tannic structure, true to its origins. The texture is silky and the balance fine.
Pair with red meat, feathered game and lamb in pastry
"The dense purple-colored 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins offers abundant meaty, smoky, tapenade, creme de cassis and bay leaf notes as well as exceptional intensity and full-bodied power."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Dark berries and cherry-cola on the pungent, floral-accented nose and in the mouth. Shows very good depth and firm structure, picking up spiciness with air. Chewy tannins give grip to a long, spicy finish with a resonating note of cherry."
International Wine Cellar