Domaine Belle Crozes Hermitage Les Pierrelles 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage|
Jeb DunnuckComing from the Pont-de-l’Isere region of Crozes, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Les Pierrelles sports a deep, inky color as well as terrific notes of blackberries, ground herbs, pepper and ample minerality. Medium to full-bodied, with building tannin and notable purity, it’s going to drink beautifully for a decade or more.
Wine SpectatorSolid, with a plush, smoky edge to the mix of crushed plum and boysenberry fruit, along with enticing alder, tobacco and tar accents. Drink now through 2021.
Wine AdvocateBelle's 2015 Crozes Hermitage les Pierrelles is an awfully good entry-level Crozes. It's atypically concentrated and intense, but that's the vintage speaking, providing leather and dried fruit notes and rich tannins. I don't know whether it will age well, but it makes for fine drinking now and over the next few years.