Color: Dark and deep color.
Nose: Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.
Palate: A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.
Overall: Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.
"Deep ruby. Suave, mineral-driven scents of cherry-cola, redcurrant and fresh flowers, with an undercurrent of minerals. Spicy, finely etched red berry and cherry skin flavors stain the palate, with dusty tannins lending support and a slow-mounting peppery quality adding vivacity. Nicely pure and focused, with strong finishing snap and length."
International Wine Cellar
"A twinge of iron leads the way, with black cherry, spice and tobacco notes gliding in behind it. A dash of cherry pit extends the finish."
"More complete, richer, and more textured, the dark ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Crozes-Hermitage offers peppery, tapenade, and cassis scents. This well-made, medium-bodied 2006 is a classic example of the appellation at a high level of quality. "
The Wine Advocate