Rhône Syrah

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2014

Popped, poured, and blinded this wine. It didn't take long for the notes to lead me towards Hermitage (so intense!), but I didn't think it was Chave's because it was lacking the meaty notes that I associate with his wines. I am, however, not an authority on Chave - I can count the number of times I've drank his Hermitage with my hands. Regardless, the 2014 Hermitage was certainly impressive and my WOTN. Full-bodied, dark fruits, quite ripe, but in no way jammy, spice - anise, juniper, and bay leaf, licorice, deep minerals, sexy supple texture. As the night progressed - seriously stony, air has brought out the meatiness (bacon), along with some gamey and musky tones. The fruit adamantly refuses to subside on the palate. A real masterpiece, especially for the vintage.

Here's another case of infanticide on my end, but at least in the name of research, I can attest to the excellence of this wine. Personally, though, I was missing some floral and crushed pepper characters which I love in Syrah. Just nit-picking. 
— 24 days ago

Daron, Mark and 17 others liked this

Château de Montlys

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

This is a frigging brilliant wine. Leather, cherry, licorice, really alive.....wasn’t expecting it to be so decent — 2 days ago

Jim, Christian and 2 others liked this

Domaine Jamet

Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2016

Really nice acidity cured meat animal elements spice — 6 days ago

Trixie, Keith and 2 others liked this
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Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2011

Should have drunk this in a hurry. I had hoped it was reduction, but alas it was not. Floral, juicy, and mineral-laced, until the 🐴 took over 😑 — 6 days ago

Keith, Amr and 7 others liked this

Gilles Robin

Papillon Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

A great Rhone Syrah not a big nose but a wiff of tobacco good fruit blueberry, and black olive sage and some eucalyptus in the background alongside some bacon good price and drinking well — 7 days ago

Boxer, Daniel and 24 others liked this

Edmond Duclaux

La Germine Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Fairly textbook rendering, albeit a bit more polished than most. Espresso, violets, black pepper, fresh thyme. — 7 hours ago

P, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

Incredibly balanced, subtle, amazing Northern Rhône funk but amazingly soft tannins, exceptional finish. This is the stuff! — 13 hours ago

Jeffrey, Christian and 2 others liked this

Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 30 Cornas Syrah 2016

Yes, this is somewhat modern/glossy, but there are very nice black fruit and pepper notes, med + acidity and it still tastes like N Rhône Syrah — 8 days ago

Weijie, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Nice. Overridingly purple. But still quite delicious, just with a little less of the peppery / earthy Syrah notes than expected. — 5 days ago

Jason, Aaron and 1 other liked this

Domaine Gilles Barge

Clos Martinets St. Joseph Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.2

Big cherry and berry nose. Smoke, Olive, leather, mint, spice, herbs de Provence, lavender, glorious nose, floral, and so deep and pretty and layered. Palate is super juicy, young and grapey. Fine grained tannins and terrific acidity and freshness. Good granite finish. Lovely. — 14 days ago

Amr, Neil and 8 others liked this