Christelle Betton Crozes Hermitage Espiegle 2016 - Kona Wine Market
Christelle Betton Crozes Hermitage Espiegle 2016
SKU: P-15923

Christelle Betton Crozes Hermitage Espiegle 2016

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750ml
$48.00

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France
Brand Christelle Betton
Aromas of summer berries, light earth, peppery spice. Dominated by red, ripe fruit; moderate tannins. Best served chilled. Pairs well with French charcuterie; roasted chicken with herbs.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The entry-level cuvee that's brought up in older barrels (the Caprice is their older vine cuvee), the 2016 Crozes-Hermitage Espiegle has a fruit forward, delicious, medium-bodied style as well as classic plum and black cherry fruits, leafy herbs, peppery, and violets. There's a Côte Rôtie-like floral character here, it has no hard edges, and just incredible charm. I'd be thrilled to drink bottles over the coming 4-6 years. While it's not quite as concentrated as the flagship release, I find that it offers just as much pleasure.

July 11, 2018