Great Scores for Marlène & Nicolas Chevalier Crozes-Hermitage
December 30, 2016
2015 Marlene et Nicolas Chevalier Crozes Hermitage les Pends Blanc
A well-made, medium-bodied and elegant white that’s well worth drinking is the 2015 Crozes Hermitage les Pends Blanc. Made from 100% Marsanne, it has lots of citrus, honeyed peach, flowers and a hint of oak, as well as nicely integrated acidity and a clean finish. I suspect it will drink well for at least 2-3 years. -88 Points. Jeb Dunnuck- Issue 228 "The Wine Advocate"
2015 Marlene et Nicolas Chevalier Crozes Hermitage Marius
The roughly 500-case 2015 Crozes Hermitage Marius is brought up in new 600-liter barrels. It's certainly a more modern-styled effort and has terrific notes of crème de cassis, toasted bread, licorice and graphite in a rich, medium to full-bodied package. It will be a longer-lived wine than the Les Voleyses.-91 Points. Jeb Dunnuck- Issue 228 "The Wine Advocate"
2015 Marlene et Nicolas Chevalier Crozes Hermitage Les Voleyses
Moving to the two reds, the 2015 Crozes Hermitage les Voleyses is a supple, pretty, straight-up charming Syrah that has lots of black raspberry and blueberry fruits, medium-bodied richness, no hard edges and an elegant, hard to resist style.- 90 Points. Jeb Dunnuck- Issue 228 "The Wine Advocate"« Back to Press