93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , August 2012
Deep ruby-red. Intense, smoky aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and black pepper. Rich, dense and suave, with smoky black fruit flavors joined by a savory quality on the smooth, long finish. As these vines age, this wine is picking up an increasingly recognizable syrah character, exhibiting an ideal mix of northern Rhone austerity and Australian creamy power. This is the best syrah yet from Duemani.
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
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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... Read More »
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