So here’s a wine I was not going to review. I picked this up on Georges’ recommendation, from Antic Wine. Georges is, in a word, the man. I talk about Georges more in the Antic Wine entry, but much of what you need to know about Georges you can pick up from the way he marked this bottle in the photo. When I first opened this wine, I shouldn’t have. But I came back the next day and found that she is a delicious beauty of blackberry pie, cherry tart, autumn leaves, moss, and dusty dried flowers, with a perfectly balanced tannic closing, to boot. Wow. I haven’t had a French wine do this for me in a while.
- Rating: Impressive
- Name: Emmanuel Darnaud 2014 Crozes-Hermitage
- Winery: Emmanuel Darnaud
- Region: Crozes-Hermitage
- Country: France
- Varietals: ?Syrah?
- Price: 15 Euros
- Where to Buy: Antic Wines, Lyon, France