After a difficult tasting yesterday, a nice afternoon’s tasting at Majestic’s press event today. I liked lots of the wines, many of which I’d be happy to buy. Perhaps my favourite was the following gem from the northern Rhone. This is everything I look for in northern Rhone Syrah.
Yann Chave Crozes Hermitage 2008 Northern Rhone, France
This is just lovely. Beautiful aromatic nose is perfumed, meaty, fine, spicy and peppery. The palate is open and balanced with fresh, elegant cherry and berry fruit with some nice pepperiness. Just beautifully poised. 93/100 (£17.49 Majestic but will be on offer at £13.99 from November 2)