2015 Nicolas Perrin Crozes-Hermitage Maison Les Alexandrins

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 88-90
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :


"Rather ripe, with fleshy boysenberry and blackberry puree flavors gushing through, inlaid with black licorice and Christmas pudding notes. Offers a fleshy, hedonistic finish. A little shy on cut, but the fruit is hard to deny. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases made. –JM " (WS)

"The 2015 Crozes Hermitage is another possibly outstanding effort. Coming from multiple terroirs (both Granite and clay/pebbly soils) and aging in tronconique tanks and demi-muids, it offers classic notes of red and black fruits, saddle leather and peppery herbs in a fresh, lively, nicely-focused style. It's a high quality, classic Syrah that will keep for 7-8 years." (WA)

"Brilliant violet. Spicy black and blue fruits, pungent flowers and a hint of smokiness on the perfumed nose. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering ripe boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter on the back half. The dark berry note lingers on the spicy finish, which is framed by smooth tannins." (VM)

"Bright mulberries, red plums and pepper with a toasty and spicy layer of modern oak influence. The palate has pastry-like tannins in an appealing, smooth style. Red plums to close. Drink now." (JS)

"The gorgeous 2015 Crozes-Hermitage shows how strong this appellation is in 2015. It offers lots of blackberry, tapenade, truffle and peppery aromatics, full-bodied richness and a silky, pure, elegant texture. This inky colored beauty is already drinking beautifully, but will cruise for a decade or more. This cuvée comes from numerous regions in Croze and was brought up in a mix of tronconique tanks and demi-muids. At 25 bucks, it’s a steal.

Les Alexandrins is now owned by the Perrin Family of Chateau Beaucastel in the Southern Rhône." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Maison Les Alexandrins is the natural evolution of the former Maison Nicolas Perrin. The wines of Maison Les Alexandrins are the natural extension of all the work undertaken at the estate. More modern in its approach, with a more contemporary style, it also proposes a more varied palette of Northern Rhone wines. This range is our invitation to the world to look at and interpret the traditions of the Northern Rhone Valley from a new perspective. We offer a style that is both contemporary and timeless, based on the exceptional terroirs discovered by Alexandre Caso, the specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhone Valley, with eight references that embody a thoroughly up-to-date classicism.

Tasting notes:
This wine has a beautiful reddish colour and looks dense. This solar vintage for the appellation, surprises by its freshness, its balance and its fruitiness. Rich palate with a supple and dense tannic texture, long finish with aromas of red and black fruit, and fresh mineral notes (graphite). Nice mix of balance and structure.

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