David Reynaud "Beaumont" Crozes-Hermitage 2016
Wines like this show you why 2016 is being touted as a perfect vintage in the Rhône Valley. Incredible pepper-spice and deep Shiraz fruit on the nose but with superb palate structure at just 12.5% alcohol. This is a vintage where a wine like this is as good as $75-Crozes-Hermitage from other vintages. This is a thrilling wine and VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Variety: Shiraz, 100%.
Drinking window: Now to 2030
Closure: Plastic stopper. Seems to be equally effective as a screw cap in providing a completely failsafe closure.