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Domaine Belle Crozes Hermitage Les Pierrelles 2015

Domaine Belle Crozes Hermitage Les Pierrelles 2015

SKU 837600403111


Colour: Beautiful deep red in colour, with flashes of purple. Nose: As always, the nose is full and voluble. Intense red fruit complete the sweeter spice and candy notes. The boiled sweet notes then setting off the blackcurrant syrup and the raspberry. This wine is charming, flattering and generous. It is an invitation to immediate pleasure. Palate: The palate does not disappoint, it is soft and voluptuous. The tannins are silky. The finish is long, and well balanced, with no heaviness. Food Pairing: This Les Pierrelles cuvée is a promise of pleasure. It goes well with all red meat dishes, casseroles and roasts, and also with poultry and summer aperitifs.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage
Brand Domaine Belle
  • jd92

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.

March 2018
  • ws91

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.

James Molesworth, June 15, 2018
  • wa91

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.

Joe Czerwinski, December 29, 2017