Cave de Tain - Hermitage - red - 2016 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
The 2016 Hermitage Grand Classique includes the fruit that normally would've been kept aside for the luxury bottlings, so it's more impressive than usual. Smoky, bacony notes accent supple red fruit notes, the palate is full-bodied and velvety, and the long finish picks up attractive hints of mocha. Joe Czerwinski
At the foot of the famous Hermitage hillside, the Cave de Tain l'Hermitage cooperative produces five appellation contrôlée wines, namely Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, Cornas and St-Péray. Cave de Tain also owns a 21-hectare domaine within the prestigious Hermitage appellation. The Cave has established an enviable reputation for authentic wines bearing the full character of their individual terroirs, bringing out the best through careful and non-intrusive vinification methods.
Speaking at the inauguration of the new cellars, Jancis Robinson said "Cave de Tain has always been managed with a true passion for the production of quality wines and extensive consumer insight. It is one of the best cooperative wineries in France, but also one of the best producers of northern Côtes-du-Rhône wines."
From: France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage