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Producer: Domaine Belle, Article: The Northern Rhône: 2017 and 2018

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VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2018 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Les Terres Blanches Blanc

The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Les Terres Blanches Blanc is terrific and well worth seeking out. A blend of 70% Marsanne and the rest Roussanne, it has a rich yet also fresh style that carries classic melon, quince, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it's going to shine on the dinner table. It should keep for at least 4-5 years.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

  $35 1

The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Les Terres Blanches Blanc is terrific and well worth seeking out. A blend of 70% Marsanne and the rest Roussanne, it has a rich yet also fresh style that carries classic melon, quince, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it's going to shine on the dinner table. It should keep for at least 4-5 years.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

2018 Domaine Belle Hermitage Blanc

As to the 2018 Hermitage Blanc, it’s a blend of 60% Marsanne and 40% Roussanne that spent 20 months in 75% new French oak. Beautiful white flowers, quince, currants, honeysuckle, and a touch of minerality all flow to a medium to full-bodied white that has good acidity, a great texture, no hard edges, and loads of class. There are a scant 125 cases made, but it’s well worth seeking out. It should be capable of drinking nicely for 15 years or more.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

  $100 1

As to the 2018 Hermitage Blanc, it’s a blend of 60% Marsanne and 40% Roussanne that spent 20 months in 75% new French oak. Beautiful white flowers, quince, currants, honeysuckle, and a touch of minerality all flow to a medium to full-bodied white that has good acidity, a great texture, no hard edges, and loads of class. There are a scant 125 cases made, but it’s well worth seeking out. It should be capable of drinking nicely for 15 years or more.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

2017 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Louis Belle

The 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Louis Belle is a winner. Lots of black raspberries, toasted spice, new leather, and savory peppery notes emerge from the glass, and it's ripe, rounded, and sexy on the palate, with light tannins and plenty of upfront accessibility. It should keep for at least 7-8 years.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

  $45 1

The 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Louis Belle is a winner. Lots of black raspberries, toasted spice, new leather, and savory peppery notes emerge from the glass, and it's ripe, rounded, and sexy on the palate, with light tannins and plenty of upfront accessibility. It should keep for at least 7-8 years.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

2017 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Les Pierrelles

The entry-level from Crozes is the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Les Pierrelles, and it's a great introduction to this estate. Classic blackberry, spice box, ground pepper, and leafy herbs notes all give way to a medium-bodied Syrah that has a rounded, supple texture, plenty of intensity and depth, and a great finish. It will keep for a solid 7-8 years.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

  $35 1

The entry-level from Crozes is the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Les Pierrelles, and it's a great introduction to this estate. Classic blackberry, spice box, ground pepper, and leafy herbs notes all give way to a medium-bodied Syrah that has a rounded, supple texture, plenty of intensity and depth, and a great finish. It will keep for a solid 7-8 years.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

2017 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Roche Pierre

Brought up in 30% new French oak, the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Roche Pierre is also brilliant, with the exuberant, forward, sexy style of the vintage. Christmas spice, forest floor, new leather, dried herbs, and assorted darker berry fruits all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, balanced, mineral-laced Syrah that has plenty of tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's another rocking wine from this estate that readers should snatch up.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

  $65 1

Brought up in 30% new French oak, the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Roche Pierre is also brilliant, with the exuberant, forward, sexy style of the vintage. Christmas spice, forest floor, new leather, dried herbs, and assorted darker berry fruits all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, balanced, mineral-laced Syrah that has plenty of tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's another rocking wine from this estate that readers should snatch up.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

2017 Domaine Belle Hermitage

The 2017 Hermitage is another gorgeous 2017 from this domaine. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as knockout notes of crème de cassis, liquid rock-like minerality, toasted spice, and graphite, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It's young and primordial, yet still offers pleasure due to its balance and purity. Do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades. This wine comes from the more limestone and sandy portions of Hermitage Hill and was brought up in equal parts new and once-used French oak.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.

  $105 1

The 2017 Hermitage is another gorgeous 2017 from this domaine. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as knockout notes of crème de cassis, liquid rock-like minerality, toasted spice, and graphite, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It's young and primordial, yet still offers pleasure due to its balance and purity. Do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades. This wine comes from the more limestone and sandy portions of Hermitage Hill and was brought up in equal parts new and once-used French oak.

I always love tasting through the releases from Domaine Belle, and they always show classic yet clean, pure profiles that are a joy to drink. While the domaine is located in Crozes Hermitage, they have small holdings in Hermitage and have produced a blockbuster in 2017.