Grape Variety: Syrah
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Opaque ruby with a purple tinge in colour with a medium intense nose.
A solid Syrah for under $25
Positives: This wine features cedar, dark cherry, plums, black and red peppers, sage, thyme, cloves, cinnamon and some menthol on the finish. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: There’s some heat coming from this wine that I suspect may be higher alcohol than the stated 14%.
Interesting Point: The wine comes from Syrah vines from France over a century ago.
Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with Patagonian Lomo Asado
Tasted: 20 Nov 2013
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+