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The Society's Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage 2020

Red Wine from France - Rhone
4.333330000 star rating 6 Reviews
A gorgeous evocation of very ripe syrah from the northern Rhône in a vintage marked by a long, hot summer. All blueberry and blackberry with a sprinkling of spice.
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Code: RH60561

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Light to medium-bodied
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Domaine des Alexandrins

Alexandre Caso and Guillaume Sorrel are the men behind Domaine des Alexandrins. Having begun the enterprise as an agency supplying specialised labour for vineyard work, Alexandre’s first employee was Guillaume, son of renowned winemaker Marc Sorrel. The business did so well that Alexandre soon offered Guillaume a partnership.

Having made a success of their business they then decided to diversify a little and rented some neglected vines in Saint-Joseph in 2009, a hectare in Crozes-Hermitage in 2011 and a further parcel of Saint-Joseph at Tournon in 2012. They now control some 10 hectares in total.

Using the facilities of Chapoutier, Marc Sorrel and now their own winery at Mercurol they have made a variety of wines. They use no pesticides or herbicides and work each vineyard with real respect for the environment. The harvest is all done by hand and brought to the stone walled winery where bunches are destemmed and fermented in concrete followed by a three day maceration. The wines are then aged between one and four years in barrel. The results are very promising indeed.

The Sunday Times

A terrific find from The Society, full of crunchy ripe fruit with richness on the finish. A classic match with rare beef.

Will Lyons

The Times

The star turn at The Society’s summer tasting was this gorgeous crozes-hermitage, from a new, talented northern Rhône trio, Nicolas Jaboulet, Guillaume Sorrel and Alexandre Caso. It’s a brilliant,...
The star turn at The Society’s summer tasting was this gorgeous crozes-hermitage, from a new, talented northern Rhône trio, Nicolas Jaboulet, Guillaume Sorrel and Alexandre Caso. It’s a brilliant, brooding, bramble and violet-scented northern rhône syrah. Buy it!
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Jane MacQuitty

The Times

The star turn at The Society’s summer tasting was this gorgeous crozes-hermitage, from a new, talented northern Rhône trio, Nicolas Jaboulet, Guillaume Sorrel and Alexandre Caso. It’s a brilliant,...
The star turn at The Society’s summer tasting was this gorgeous crozes-hermitage, from a new, talented northern Rhône trio, Nicolas Jaboulet, Guillaume Sorrel and Alexandre Caso. It’s a brilliant, brooding, bramble and violet-scented northern rhône syrah. Buy it!
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Jane MacQuitty

The Daily Telegraph

Super northern Rhone syrah with sumptuous black fruit and a hint of stone and blueberry. Bring out the butterflied leg of lamb.

Victoria Moore

JancisRobinson.com

Very deep purplish crimson. Classic black-peppery nose. Savoury, leathery palate. Not that concentrated – a lunchtime Crozes?! Nicely managed tannins. 16/20

Jancis Robinson

wine-pages.com

Syrah from the northern Rhône, made for the Society by Maison et Domaines les Alexandrins, it was aged six months on fine lees in stainless steel and neutral oak. Vivid and deep crimson/purple in colour,...
Syrah from the northern Rhône, made for the Society by Maison et Domaines les Alexandrins, it was aged six months on fine lees in stainless steel and neutral oak. Vivid and deep crimson/purple in colour, the nose is tightly-wound and slightly impenetrable at this stage. In the mouth really nice fruit that is much more vivid, plum and blueberry, a little peppery spice, and a composed finish. Quite serious and sinewy for a Crozes, but needs food. 89/100
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Tom Cannavan

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