Domaine Habrard Crozes Hermitage Grand Classique 2020

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Crozes Hermitage is a big region by northern Rhone standards… but all the best stuff hides out on the gentle, sun-exposed slopes of the northern side of the Rhone river. And that’s exactly where you’ll find Laurent’s vineyards.

His vineyards are old - 40-60 years - and have been farmed organically since 2008. This was the first year Laurent bottled his wines without sulphites - his aim is to achieve the purest, most artisanal representation of the special place he grows his vines.

You get an intense, dark fruit nose, with lashings of white pepper and herbs. This follows through to the palate, where it’s fresh, spicy and savoury - it’s just delicious juice.

Wine magazine Decanter agree, giving it 92 points, which placed it in joint 2nd place of a recent Crozes Hermitage tasting.

If you want to taste pure, peppery Syrah from the home of pure, peppery Syrah, this is exactly the place to start.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 100% Syrah
Country France
Region of origin Vallee du Rhone
Appellation Crozes Hermitage 
Vintage 2019
Alcohol % 14
Oak? Yes  
Months in Oak 6 months
Type of Oak
80% in vats, 20% in barrels
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 15 to 70 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 130m
Soil type(s) Plot is very fragmented. To the north mixture of decomposed granite and loess for the steepest slopes. To the south, thick layers of rooled gravel from different ice ages (riss and würm).
Closure Type DIAM
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes, not certified
Ageing potential 6 years
Ideal drinking window To be enjoyed today to 2024 for lovers of the “fruity, tangy” version. From 2025 to 2028 for lovers of the “earthy, animal” version.

Laurent Habrard describes himself as ‘the happy winemaker’ and when you speak to him, it’s hard not to get caught up in his positivity and good energy.

He is based in Crozes Hermitage in the northern Rhone, the spiritual home of Syrah/Shiraz.

Read more about Laurent.

Perfect French brasserie fare - steak frites, duck confit, coq au vin.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Edwin Teehan (Dublin)
Very fruity and drinkable wine

Went very well with a steak

p.f. (Dublin)

Thank you for having this available and so lucky to get it as i see it is sold out.Truly superb smooth as silk.And no sulphites which is an added bonus.So much moreish.We loved it with class(mine!)Bolognese sauce.

Deirdre Deasy (Dublin)

It’s one I’ll be keeping in stock for every occasion. Really smooth with good body.

D.C. (Dungourney)
Beautifully smooth

Beautiful smooth balanced with fruity notes. A consistent reliable wine that delivers each time I have had it.

Bartholomew Moriarty (Dublin)
Excellent example of Crozes Hermitage. Good value offering and will buy again. Enjoyed it very much.

Paired well with a home cooked sirloin steak.

Evelyn Foley (Dublin)
Smooth and well rounded

Had it with turkey, a belated Christmas dinner on New Year's Day. A delicious wine. Will buy again and keep for a couple of years.

John Grenham (Santry)

Young, so no Wagnerian ecstasies. But it’s a joy from first sip to last.
When I go, pickle me in this.

S (Bantry)

I stopped buying supermarket Crozes Hermitage because most were thin and characterless and poor value. This one, though, is a beauty.

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