Before 1990 all the grapes from Combier’s 13 hectares of vineyards were consigned to the local co-operative. However, when son Laurent Combier returned from oenology school imbued with a vision of the heights that could be achieved with the estate’s grapes, the family built a winery and began making its own wine. Today the estate covers 19 hectares and the wines are considered amongst the very best of the appellation. All the wines from Combier are made from organically-grown grapes.
Other wines by this producer
Almost opaque with a purple hue, this is classic syrah from the Northern Rhone. Rich and spicy on the nose with an underlying savoury quality, the palate is rich and spicy too,
with ripe approachable tannins. The finish is long, smooth and velvety.
Spectacularly deep and dark in colour with an almost silky sheen. The nose is a complex melange of fruit, secondary aromas like tar and leather and a touch of spicy oak. This is echoed on the palate. The tannins are firm but ripe and elegant and the finish is extremely long and fine.