Luca

Cost: $22.95
Grape Variety: Syrah
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: Argentina
Region: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Luca
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+

LCBO: 167346

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