The 2012 Crozes Hermitage Cap Nord is a more rounded, textured and sexy effort when compared to the 2013. Giving up lots of fresh plum, raspberries and hints of flowers, it has medium-bodied richness, some building tannin and an elegant, graceful style that makes it a joy to drink today. Drink: 2014-2021 (Dec16)
91 points | Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

From vines planted in the 1950’s on granite soils in the North of Crozes The grapes are destemmed for a modern style fermentation of pump overs and cap punching. Aged for 12 months in new oak before being bottled unfiltered and unfined. This is a very modern tasting Crozes-Hermitage with bright red fruits outlined by new oak.

So far ahead of the organics game was Laurent’s father Maurice, he gained the nickname of Maurice le Fou (Crazy Maurice) when he converted the family’s mixed fruit farm over 40 years ago. All that hard work has paid off for his son, and current generation winemaker Laurent Combier.


Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz (100%)
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Combier
SKU CB3512