2003 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage)

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Crozes-Hermitage, France, Northern Rhône, Red Wine, Rhône, Syrah

This one is beginning to show a little weird. I thought it nearly undrinkable right out of the bottle. Thin and weedy, acidic and angular, I left this in the cellar for a few days, and interestingly enough, the wine has filled out and plushed up. It’s showing mostly black berries and black olive tapenade flavors. A tad simple, but drinkable. Yet, I don’t see this ageing for too much longer. A wine that I am not sure how to assess its lifespan.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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