Rhône Syrah

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2008

Out of magnum, he says this is the best bottle of wine he ever produced. Story goes that in a terrible vintage he did everything he could to produce a minimal amount of wine and it turned out to be about a ton or a ton and a half. Incredibly concentrated, no signs of under ripeness, this wine was a monster, a baby that kept evolving in the glass, it was actually too big for me and the medicine I’m taking. Instant headache just from tasting and spitting. Crazy powerful. Reminiscent of Australia without the herbs. Power with finesse. — a day ago

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Mike Smith

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Great note

Georges Lelektsoglou

Vieilles Vignes de Gervans Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Wow. Inky black fruit. Gamey nose with son licorice. Intense blackberry almost with a touch of blueberry fruit with just fine licorice woven in. Mineral spine. Juicy. Balanced. Awesome texture. Stunningly well made. Maybe the best crozes I’ve ever had. Just a ridiculously delicious wonderful wine. Lingers on the palate. If this had a touch more complexity it would be a world class wine it’s so well made. Wow. Bought from Fass Selections — 4 days ago

Lyle Fass
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Côte Brune Cuvée Réservée Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1991

Wow, what a treat! Stunning aromatics showing black cherry, raspberry fruits as well as smoked & grilled meats, mesquite, black olive, pepper, lavender & violets. This is still very young & will even be better with another 5-10 years in the cellar. — a day ago

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Hermitage Syrah 1999

Tawny color, opaque. Interesting but not (as in the past) flamboyant nose. Notes of ripe black cherries, rhubarb, pepper and a little menthol. At first this is dull but with a couple hours of air it blossoms and you get rich silky fruit matched against a great pucker of acidity. Thought this bottle looked beat up and was maybe not as good as past examples. I was wrong. Plenty of life ahead of it. — 14 days ago

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Domaine Bouillot-Salomon

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2014

Was lucky to be invited by Raj and the Evening Land crew to dinner tonight to taste through some of the old wines side by side with the new releases. Before and after we tasted some of Raj and Sashi’s favorite wines and champagnes. This was one of the best wines I’ve ever tasted in my life. Completely transcendent, inspiring, one of a kind, amazing, perfect, fruit, acid, alcohol, tannin, structure, salinity, gorgeous. I can’t believe it, I’m never going to be happy with any bottle of wine I ever produce... — a day ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2005

Grabbed @ £125 in Selfridges for Mrs Es birthday hotel room night slouch cap 😁 even bough a decanter to decant 🤣 great but will show better w/ age 😉

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Peppered cherry pie, a treacle raspberry bakewell tart tone & cocoa sprinkles w/ a light earthy dry cured meat herby smokey oak backbone & black berry fruits

👄 Med+ bodied dark cherry & raspberry chocolate pie w/ fine dry tannins & a blackberry undertone

🎯 Med+ touch dry dark cherry & raspberry chocy licky lips w/ a dark fruit linger
— 11 days ago

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Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

A beauty 😘

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2006

Pedro Rusk

Might be the most amazing bottle I have ever had for this producer. A hand carry back for the winery and by the producers own words “ his favorite of all the vintages he has made”. The wine was pure, bright in color no oxidation. Every once in a great while you have a wine that has both power and finesse, perfume and spice, Tannin and acid with silky texture. Might be one of the greatest glasses of wine I’ve had ever and for sure in recent history. — 13 days ago

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E. Guigal

Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph Syrah 2011

A top St Joseph white @ £30-35

🍕 Paired perfect w/ sourdough 🍕 w/ prosciutto, goats cheese, pesto & spinach 👍

🍇 95% Marsanne & 5% Rousanne

🍷 Rich golden honey

👃 Intoxicating banana syrup, custard cream, toasted hazelnut w/ a touch of oak, honeysuckle, diesel, mineral, citrus & tropical 😍

👄 Full bodied slight syrup creamy honeyed baked mushed banana, guava & oak w/ a hit of citrus gel & tropical fruit salad

🎯 Long baked honey caramel banana & tropical goo w/ a citrus spray
— 2 days ago

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Kim Stanbro

Kim Stanbro

What a description! Tropical goo? Haha 😂
Chris England

Chris England

@Kim Stanbro i think it’s my crazy alternative WSET descriptors 🤣👍🍷

Domaine de Châteaumar

Cuvée Vincent Selection Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2015

I paid <$5. It’s all about perspective. 100% Syrah, Family farmed, old vine vineyards just outside of Chateauneuf. Concrete, some oak. Really liked this wine with short ribs and mushroom risotto. $50 mystery case sale was a huge winner. — 9 days ago

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Where’d you get this case from? I have been into the mystery meat!

Johann Michel

Cornas Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass

Phenomenal. Gorgeous nose of granite, mineral, black berry fruit, palate is full of fruit, a hit of sweet wood, and terrific freshness and energy. Sappy and sweet with big tannins. 15 so good. Juicy and really fresh. Such purity. Impressive. — 11 days ago

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