2000 Domaine du Colombier Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Gaby
France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
Wine Rating: 96
Uncorked: 2008.04.18 – Joyce Davis 80th Birthday Dinner
Decanted for 45 minutes. While Jeff cooked the 5-course meal, this was the wine Jeff & Kerri drank while Joyce enjoyed her Zeller Schwarze Katz!
This is a gorgeous Rhone. It is bold, dark, rich, and chewy. Beautiful deep red color in the glass. The wine really opened up with the decanting. Full aromas of dark berries, woody herbs, and dried fruit. Very rich, almost intoxicating in the nose. In the mouth there is an explosion of ripe flavors — dark berry and cherry, dried cranberry, fine leather, and plenty of earthiness. This had a mouthful to chew on. Very soft tannins in the finish, though it lingered. The wine is in its prime and will drink well for another year or two.
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