Les Vins de Vienne ‘Les Essartailles’ Cote-Rotie 2009

Syrah from France - Rhone
Review Date : 27-May-2012
All Syrah, a blend from northern schist and southern granite, the wine aged 18 months in 80% new oak. Very full, very dark, black-red colour with strong purple hues, the nose is full, tight and intense with ripe black fruit and minerally aromas, unfolding notes of games, spices and toasty oak. Rich and intense on palate, this is highly extracted and very concentrated, with bright, vibrant black berry fruits and notes of charry, toasty oak, revealing complex game and perfume characters. This has strong, primary fruit and fresh acid underlying. The rich fruit is match by the fine tannin grip, and the wine has the firmness to age another 15+ years.   18.5/20  May 2012  RRP $109.00

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