Domaine Habrard Crozes Hermitage Grand Classique 2020
WineSpark Price €20.34
This vintage is now sold out, so we need to wait for the next one! In the meantime, for the purest expression of Syrah, try the Easthope Family Winegrowers Hawke's Bay Syrah 2020.
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.
|Region of origin||Vallee du Rhone|
|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).|
|Is this wine organic?||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.
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A very smooth fruity wine. Perfect for drinking on its own or for sharing with friends who have impeccable taste ! I will be reordering for summer barbecues.
This is a very smooth, fruity wine, which drinks very well on its own without food.
Excellent organic red. Full bodied yet smooth on the palate.. Super dark fruits on the nose. Mouthwatering
Went very well with a steak
Thank you for having this available and so lucky to get it as i see it is sold out.Truly superb wine..as smooth as silk.And no sulphites which is an added bonus.So much moreish.We loved it with class(mine!)Bolognese sauce.
It’s one I’ll be keeping in stock for every occasion. Really smooth with good body.
Beautiful smooth balanced with fruity notes. A consistent reliable wine that delivers each time I have had it.
Paired well with a home cooked sirloin steak.