Love this Rostaing Syrah created from 12 or 13 different vineyards. The style encompasses everything thing I love about Northern Rhône. At $50-$55, their 2010 vintage of Ampodium pushes quality close to their much more expensive single vineyard bottling for a 1/3 of the price.
It’s round and elegant. Lightly roasted, creamy dark fruits, used expresso grounds, savory meats, just a touch of bacon fat, soft, understated minerals, dry top soil with dark withering & fresh dark florals. The round and beautiful. The finish glides over the palate with persistence and puts a smile on your face. It was a magnificat pair with my Short Ribs and Yukon Gold Horseradish Potato Purée.
— 6 hours ago
Not cheap but competes with la la's. Very similar in style. Rich with lots of dried herbs on the nose. This has the stuffing to last many more years even though I prefer the vignes hospices young when it boasts the fruitcake and blue fruits — 7 days ago
Color of different shades of purple. Nose is warm with vanilla, a bit dried strawberries, milk chocolate, resins, and a bit honey. Taste is acidic, black tea flavor, terroir oriented in the first take. Juicy raisins and zest in the 2nd sip. Some cocoa, minty flavor, a bit salty mineral, peach, and slight sweetness also surface. Aftertaste of black tea, a bit spice, smooth and enjoyable. Light yet high quality and flavored Syrah. — 11 days ago