94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2006
($136) Inky, saturated ruby. Pungent, spicy aromas of creme de mure, bay leaf, licorice and cracked pepper; more expressive than the Landonne. Round and silky on the palate, with surprising finesse for a wine with such volume. Finishes very long and sweet, with some sexy oak notes.
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About the Rhone Valley
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ...
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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