2020 M. Chapoutier "Les Varonniers" Crozes-Hermitage (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1549038 94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2020 Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers is young and unevolved, yet I still love it. Full-bodied aromas and flavors of blueberries, raspberries, violets, and some rocky mineral notes define this structured yet incredibly pure Crozes Hermitage. As with the 2019, it has more than a passing resemblance to a top Hermitage. Inner quote mark (2/2022)

94 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Graphite, plum and blackberry. Beautifully silky, has a good sense of fluidity but also remarkable intensity and concentration. Energy and drive, with deep fruit and sweet tannins. Has a mineral straightness that helps to temper the ripe fruit and ripe tannin. The alcohol is quite raised but not unbalanced. A cut above most Crozes-Hermitages, more serious in style and texture. (MW) Inner quote mark (6/2021)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Sourced from a west-facing granite slope, the 2020 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers shows excellent concentration and ripeness, yet it never goes overboard. Violets, blueberries and cassis appear on the nose, while the palate is medium to full-bodied, framed by silky tannins and finishes long, with a surprising level of elegance. This may be one 2020 that surpasses the 2019 version. (JC) Inner quote mark (1/2022)


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