Chapoutier is well known in the Rhone Valley for producing some of the best wines in the entire region year after year. Northern Rhone, 100% Syrah, like this Crozes-Hermitage is their specialty. With the extremely low yield fruit from their biodynamic vineyards, Super Star Winemaker Michel Chapoutier has done his magic in this challenging vintage to produce an incredible wine filled with spice, resin, minerals and black fruit flavors. Tasted from barrel, Antonio Galloni's Vinous scored this 89-91 and said "Inky ruby. Intense cassis and violet scents are complemented by smoky minerals, Indian spices and cracked pepper. Fresh and expansive on the palate, offering warm dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. The smoky note recurs on the finish, which is framed by slow-building tannins that merge smoothly with the wine's dark fruit."