Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Rhône Valley
Code: CROZ505
Produced from a 9 ½ hectare Clos (walled vineyard) this is Laurent Combier’s top cuvée. The oldest 4 hectares of the Clos are planted with vines that date back to 1952 and yield very small quantities. Aged for 12 months in oak casks, of which 40% are new. This is the very pinnacle of Crozes-Hermitage.

Domaine Combier

The Combier family first moved from the Ardèche to the Rhône in 1936 when Camille Combier bought three hectares of vines in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation , and sold his wine to the Tain l'Hermitage co-operative. The domaine is now run by Laurent Combier, a very practical, open minded winemaker, who produces a lush, exuberant and rich style of wine. He believes that in order to make a great wine, he must allow nature to dictate his work in the vineyards, and bases his decisions on the soils, the living organisms and the lunar calendar. His 13 hectares of vineyards,...

A very intense and concentrated wine, compact with lush cassis fruit that dominates the palate. The tannins are suave and polished, and there is a wonderful freshness that expands the finish perfectly. This is the very pinnacle of Crozes-Hermitage. Impressive depth and structure with fine, gamey fruit, a dense, close-knit texture and an amazingly long aftertaste.
Try with duck breast with lavender beetroot and sweet potato!
Aged for 12 months in oak casks, of which 40% is new.

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