M. Chapoutier 2008 Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers

Clear, pale ruby in the glass. Clean, medium intensity nose with a mix of red and black fruit, spice and earth. Dry, medium acidity and tannins and a light-ish body. Black fruits and pepper in the mouth with the latter working with the tannins to produce a real sharpness, receding to a medium length finish of spice and leaning back towards a bit of a raspberry character. Overall good; appealing but will have to try more French Syrahs for comparison. 13% alcohol. Apparently has Braille on the label! $32.50 at Crosstown. See M. Chapoutier.

M. Chapoutier 2008 Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers

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