Etienne crafts very elegant and surprisingly long-lived Crozes that should be typical of the appellation. Unfortunately, there are many growers with extensive plantings on the plains who do not possess such a burning desire for quality and therefore often produce very lacklustre, soupy wines. Etienne vinifies plot by plot from hillside sites, the best of which are separated for some ageing in oak barriques; these are the red and white Château Curson wines. The white is a Marsanne/Roussanne blend full of sophisticated almond, dairy and stone fruit fl avours that is at its best for two to three years. Our last trip out there, however, revealed just how gracefully the red can age. We tasted a charming 1989 that was ‘as fresh as a daisy’, boasting aromas of violet and luscious flavours of sweet blackcurrant.
£80.00 - £135.00