2008 Lagar de Bezana Syrah Single Vineyard Limited Edition Cachapoal Valley
Producer: Lagar de Bezana Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Syrah/Shiraz Origin: Chile Region:Chile
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Dark purple. Blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and violet on the nose, along with exotic spicy notes. Dense, concentrated, sweet and seamless, offering pliant black and blue fruit, violet and spicecake flavors lifted by harmonious acidity. Finishes with broad, smooth tannins, a suggestion of candied violet, and noteworthy density and length.
Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming. Read More »
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... Read More »
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