The Domaine Courbis Crozes-Hermitage Au Beau Sejour si 100% Syrah from Beauséjour at Pont de l’Isère, clay soils, destemmed, 2-week vinification in closed steel vats, pumping overs, cap punchings, aged 65% steel vat, 35% 2-year 228-litre oak casks 11 months, fined, filtered, first called Au Beau Séjour.
Bright, full red; the nose is a busy event, carries reduction, courses with blackberry fruits, licorice. The palate takes up the baton, has a fluid, black-fruited attack, with flexible tannins on board. It moves into a fruited, lip smack finish, is all about its early charge, and unbridled Syrah emphasis. Its juiciness will appeal, is good bistro wine. Drink it young