Rhône Syrah

Ludovic Courbis

Cornas Syrah 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

This veers towards the Sozet school rather then the Beliando/Fauterie school. Mesmerizing nose of game, herbs, lavender, fresh tweed, blackberry, smoked meats, gravy, just impossibly complex and super super stunning. The black fruits are crystalline and focused. Wow. What purity. The lavender top note is truly spectacular. Palate is superb. Sweet fruited and with all kinds of freshness. Super acids. It’s 18 so there is a wall of tannin and also huge god level minerality. Olives galore on the palate. Stunning. But man does this need air. I’ll be back. Wow the energy on this wine is just incredible. Nose is crazy mineral now after 3 hours. Palate has picked up heft and minerality. So juicy. The most backwards young but maybe the most promising young vintage so far. — 8 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2007

Always impressive that has an elegant & floral mouth feel showing black cherry, berry fruit, meat, olive, pepper, graphite, spice, mineral & violet — 7 days ago

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Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 2003

A nose dominated by lait cru cheese, French to be sure, that was bizarre and enticing at the same time. All 3 of us agreed that it wasn’t brett or oxidized, just cheese. Beyond the nose was a velvety panoply of light stewed red and black fruit, some pepper and bacon notes. Really nice and fun to drink would not cellar longer. — 17 days ago

Joe
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Jean-Luc Colombo

Terres Brulées Cornas Syrah 2015

Trying something different tonight. Nice northern Rhône style. Expressive nose. Somewhat grippy tannins. Medium body. Nice acidity. I decanted this for about 30 minutes and it improved with more time in the glass. — 38 minutes ago

Shay, Ron and 1 other liked this

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

Mike R
9.7

Amazing wine

Racy and finesse
I love raspberry ganache and hardcore mineral notes
Intense spine creates body and character that is purer than the Landonne or Turque but this is more elegant as the later two - stunning display of fruit and precision

This wine has ten plus years while I think this will not last as long as Turque or Landonne
— 3 days ago

Mike, Ray and 50 others liked this
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Cannot agree with you more, Mike. E Guigal “La-La’s” are all World Class!
Eric

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Sounds fab. Nice note mike!

Les Vins de Vienne (Cuilleron Gaillard Villard)

Les Chirats de Saint Christophe Hermitage Syrah 2018

Terrific rhRhöne With a little leather and cigar box really enjoyable — 6 days ago

Tom, Rob and 2 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1990

Decanted for a few hours, then taken to Saison in SF. Tawny color with lite rims, mostly translucent. Deep powerful nose, with notes of red fruit, smoked meat, dry brush, Asian spice, pepper, dark moist soil and a little menthol. Rich, silky and intense in the mouth. Long finish. Great juice. — 15 days ago

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romo

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Great that Saison didn’t give you grief for bringing an open bottle.

Bernard Levet

La Chavaroche Côte-Rôtie Syrah

Sauvage

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👃Whoa! Rustic with cured meats, earth, leather, blue/black fruits, charred wood, & garrigue. Love this💕
👅Purple fruit, olives, garrigue, licorice & smoke. Rich and savory. Bold and delicious. Old world/old school. Bring on the grilled meat🥩

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 12
👃More pretty and slightly less wild now
👅More composed and maybe less fruit forward

Some may prefer this with more Slow Decanting to add more elegance and tame the beast a little, but I prefer the full-on sauvage form👍

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— 8 days ago

Jay, Bob and 22 others liked this

Éric Texier

Côtes du Rhône Brézème Syrah 2000

(This is the pre-Pergaud Vielles Vignes) still dark purple color, iodine, saline, dark fruits, fantastic freshness due to the bracing acidity this showed when young, long, lingering finish, I do love Eric’s wines!! — a day ago

Jim Powers
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Brent, Severn and 1 other liked this

Domaine Dumien Serrette

Les Saveaux Cornas Syrah 2016

Methinks the ‘16 Rodano Chianti Reserva outdid this in terms of gamey ness, which is a compliment: gorgeous fruit here, light on bacon fat, very powerful but still svelte & tamed. Sure, another 12-15 years to go, but so generous at its 6year mark. What a treat — 17 days ago

Owen Mazon
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