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Syrah de Sion, Maître de Chais, Réserve Spéciale

A gorgeous Syrah from Provins.

Specially selected parcels, careful aging, this is really stunning Syrah from the hills of Sion.


Producer

provins010.jpgProvins

Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4116009
Composition
Syrah 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
14 %
Stock
19
Last tasted
March 04 2016
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Variety
Syrah
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (new)

More about this wine

"Now I knew that Syrah can perform well in a diverse range of climates, but for some reason I still didn’t expect to find it grown in Switzerland.

This is one of the more full-bodied and opulent Syrahs produced in the country – at 14.5% it’s not going to be a shrinking violet! – to show how far Swiss Syrah can go. Only 900 bottles of this 2009 were made (we were tasting bottle 0645). It’s full of spice and berries, but smooth. There’s still some oak apparent but it’s well integrated. The tannins are soft and supple. Some might find it a touch over-extracted but I thought it downright delicious!

For comparison, to me it brings to mind Saint-Joseph (northern Rhône) or Hawke’s Bay (North Island of NZ) – two excellent Syrah producing areas." Frankly Wines (frankstero.com)



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