- Dom Georges Vernay Syrah De Mirbaudie 2012 Product #28205 (In Stock)
If they made Syrah in Burgundy's Chambolle-Musigny, this is what it would be like. From vines planted in 1975 and 1980 near Condrieu, this delivers complex aromas of blueberry, black cherry, and smoked stones with a suggestion of rose petal. Silky and pure in the mouth, the fresh fruit flavors get subtle accents of roasted meat, earthy spice and wild flower. The texture is silky and light, with a light tannins and juicy acids. Decant for more fruit and chill for more refreshment, but do try a bottle soon!
- Vincent Paris St Joseph Les Cotes 2012 Product #28630 (In Stock)
An outstanding, simply irresistible, example of elegant, pure, Northern Rhone Syrah to enjoy now and over the next 5+ years. Compelling aromas of dark fruit, smoked stone, spice and cracked pepper with a touch of exotic flower. The nicely intense flavors feature sweet and ripe berry - black cherry, crushed raspberry - with perfumy accents of licorice, soy and sweet vanilla. The wine glides across your palate like a fine Burgundy or Oregon Pinot before the silky tannins come up and leave cracked pepper, warm stone, and more exotic floral flavors lingering behind. Perfectly ripe at 12.5% and wonderfully easy to drink despite its complexity and depth.
“Bright purple. Vibrant dark fruits on the nose, with hints of Asian spices and a floral element adding complexity. Deep and sweet but lively and precise as well, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of licorice. Silky tannins build on the long, pliant finish, which leaves smoke and peppery spice notes behind.”International Wine Cellar 90-92 points