Online-Only Auction, 12 - 19 October 2020

Sold for

ZAR 3 283
Lot 585
  • du Colombier; Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Gaby; 2010; 1 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 2 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 3 283
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Gaby, 2010
1 (1 x 3) 750ml
Domaine du Colombier is owned and managed by the very tall, Florent Viale. At close to 6’8,” Florent Viale could have chosen to play basketball instead of producing wine in Hermitage. While the vineyards have been owned by the Viale family since the first part of the 20th century, prior to 1991, the crop from Domaine du Colombier was sold to negociants. After 1991, they began to produce, bottle and sell their wine. Domaine du Colombier is located in the village of Mercurol which is just slightly due east of Tain, and next to the hill of Hermitage. Domaine du Colombier owns 12 hectares of vines in the Northern Rhone Valley.
Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation of the northern Rhone valley in France. It covers a relatively large area on the eastern bank of the Rhone river, to the north and south of Tain L'Hermitage town. 

Critics Ratings

‘Once again, an inky/purple color as well as notes of graphite, licorice, white chocolate, espresso, creme de cassis and blackberries soar from the glass of the 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Gaby. Tightly-knit but loaded with potential as well as promise, it should be forgotten for several years and consumed over the following 15+.’ – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Dec 2012)

‘Opaque purple. A perfumed, expressive bouquet evokes candied dark berries, Indian spices and violet. Sappy, penetrating black raspberry and boysenberry flavors are lifted by juicy acidity and show very good depth. Dusty tannins come on late and add grip to a long, spicy finish. Shows the structure of the vintage but there's plenty of intense fruit here that should easily outlast the tannins.’ – Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 91/100 (Mar 2013)

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