90 Point Wine Advocate: More tannic with additional minerality and structure is the medium to full-bodied, dark purple-colored 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Courbis. More reserved and austere, but well-endowed, it should be at its best in 1-2 years, and will keep for a decade. Three cuvees of Crozes-Hermitage emerge from Domaine Pradelle. All three 2010s basically scored the same, even though differentiating between them was relatively easy.
Domaine Pradelle is a family estate since 1854 managed by the Pradelle brothers, Jacques and Jean-Louis, and Antoine Pradelle, the son of Jacques.The vineyard is 35 hectares and located all around Tain l’Hermitage on the both sides of the Rhone river. On the left-bank of the Rhône the grapes are used to make Crozes-Hermitage. Courbis is the name of the single vineyard.