Jean-Luc Colombo Les Fees Brunes Crozes Hermitage 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France

Price: $26.00 $22.99
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Item No. 92726
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

Bouquet: The aromas are intense, reminiscent of blackberries and licorice, supported by notes of black pepper.

Taste: The beautiful 2005 vintage resulted in the presence of especially southern accents – jammy fruits, such as ripe plum and fig – a silky texture and glossy finish. This is a generous, well-structured wine that can be enjoyed on release and for another four or five years after.

Serving suggestions: Perfect with red meats, hearty pasta dishes and aged cheeses.

Learn About Jean-Luc Colombo Map ItMap It

A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and...

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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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