Syrah Maître de Chais Réserve 2011

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Switzerland  Valais 
Features Oaked
Style Red, Still, Dry
Last Tasted 31 Jul 2018
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Syrah

"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 (

Flo says of the 2011 (July 2018): This Flamboyant Syrah sings of black fruits and peppery spice. This dense and generously fruity palette is balanced with finessed tannins. Pair with Venison or game for an ideal pairing. 

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Winemaker Provins
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size 75cl
Style Red, Still, Dry
Region Valais
Variety Syrah
Vintage 2011
Last Tasted 31 Jul 2018
Keeps at least until 2030+
Alcohol 13.5
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Composition 100% Syrah
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Key Features Oaked
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2016
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