What the Critics say
Aged in concrete, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Laurent Combier displays effusive Syrah notes of violets, licorice and purple raspberries. That gorgeous nose leads into a medium to full-bodied palate, lined with supple tannins and finished with fresh fruit and dried spice notes. It should drink well for 4-5 years. Drink: 2018-2023' (Dec18)
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. After a short hiatus away from the family farm studying oenology and working at some fancy wineries Laurent returned full of knowledge and gusto, and big decisions were made to pull their grapes from the local co-op and focus on Domaine Combier. Since those important years, Domaine Combier has grown quite a following for their organic, and more importantly, well made wines.
|Grape Variety||Syrah / Shiraz|