Crozes-Hermitage, Les Fées Brunes, Jean-Luc Colombo

Crozes-Hermitage, Les Fées Brunes, Jean-Luc Colombo

Hand-harvested grapes are vinified traditionally, with a long maceration process. The wine is aged for 15 months in oak barrels (a third new, a third one-year-old and a third two-year-old barrels). The nose shows delicate notes of blackcurrant and raspberry; fresh, juicy cherry and black plum fruit on the palate against a savoury-mineral backdrop. 'This is nicely built, with dark currant and plum sauce flavours laced with sweet tapenade, all offset by a bright streak of cherry pit on the finish. More floral and acid-driven than most Crozes.' 90 pts (2009) Wine Spectator.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhône Valley
  • Vintage: 2015/2016
  • Producer: Jean-Luc Colombo
  • Primary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.58
  • Code: 24474
  • Expression: Chilli