Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche.
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2019 Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Rouge 2019 Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Rouge Fresh, fine, balanced and drinkable 2019 wine. Good grip and power on the finish. Remarkably bright acidity. Very strict, gently saline. From vineyards around Ampuis but just outside of AOC Côte-Rôtie. Some young vines, some old. Two thirds whole bunch. Syrah is a [...]
2017 E Guigal Ermitage Rouge Ex-Voto 2017 E Guigal Ermitage Rouge Ex-Voto Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Ermitage Ex-Voto is the expression of a sincere desire to own vines in the Hermitage appellation and to produce an exceptional wine which reflects the soul of this prestigious appellation of the Rhone Valley. Robert Parker’s Wine [...]
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2018 Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis Cote Rotie 2018 Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis Cote Rotie The Guigal family spent 15 years restoring Chateau d’Ampuis a historic property whose oldest sections date to the 11th century and stands as a symbol of the town. It is during this time the Guigals also decided to produce an exceptional wine that [...]
The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured opulent palate with notes of cardamom cumin cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich textured and balanced with integrated acidity cocoa powdery tannins and [...]
2017 Elderton Shiraz Barossa 2017 Elderton Shiraz Barossa, Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa, South Australia, Australia RED, RICH , INTENSE Winemaker Notes: A rich and vibrant dark purple. Black forest fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla with hints of coconut. Plum and berries, chocolate and a spice finish. Full bodied, rich, classic. After time spent working in Saudi Arabia, Neil [...]
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2019 Matthieu Barret Cornas Brise Cailloux 2019 Matthieu Barret Cornas Brise Cailloux, Red wine from Cornas, France. The Cornas Brise Cailloux is a blend of young and old vines spread over the whole area except the summit and the foot of the hillside. Ageing lasts about 18 months in 500 litre barrels and in ovoid-shaped concrete vats [...]
Rich in minerals and saturated with Mediterranean character, this wine unleashes exuberant aromas of mature fruits and spices. Its concentrated taste is enrobed in a fine texture that gives it an attractive liveliness, while its rich and mellow yet always-complex palate lasts until the final touch of fruit.
The warm 2020 vintage created an earlier more compact Syrah harvest focused in September rather than October. The warm weather brings a wonderful juiciness to the young wine with more typical savory elements kept to the periphery. Playing into this vintage profile we backed off the whole-cluster fermentation from the typical 50% to 30% to [...]
Aged 18 months in French Allier oak barrique and then one year in bottle. A deep garnet red color. The nose is a wide range of rich fragrances both spicy and floral with subtle notes of fruit toffee and oak spices. The palate is full bodied with black cherry fruit balanced acid and well integrated [...]
Varietal Compositon : 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier co-fermented. Fermentation : Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed fruit with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations. Aging : The wine rested sur lies for 12 months in 41% new French barrels from Francois Freres Demptos and Taransaud Beaune.
Very deep red with purple shadowsa large bouquet of black fruits forest floor pine wood with a hint of white rose and jasmine. Distinctive texture of well-bounds tannins paired with a great minerality a slight bitterness develops as afetr-taste.