Rhône Syrah

Bernard Burgaud

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Nose starts out tight. Then blossoms into deep berry fruit, game, smoked meats, florals, smoke, leather, so complex. So classic. Palate is super serious and super young but has wonderful balance, freshness and depth. I just popped this and it is perfect to follow along for the rest of the day. Really great energy and freshness and expanding mid palate of berry fruit is developing. Awesome texture and concentration while having a substantial refined yet there tannic backbone. Why Burgaud ages so well. Long finish. I’ll update as it airs.

Now after 5-6 hours of air this is really coming into its own. So olivey and floral. Stunning blueberry. Game. Meat. Just gorgeous. Palate is full of fruit, freshness and finesse. Gorgeous sappiness and terrific acidity. A baby but what a wine.
— 5 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2012

Great density on the palate that remains focused. Very seamless across the palate, with oak, acid, tannin, and alcohol all in balance. Classy but still has a wholesome nature to it. Beautiful aromas and flavors of cooked mulberry, blackberry jam, charred meat, pastille, bacon, cedar, bitter roots, graphite, woodsmoke. Drinking great right now — 8 days ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 1986

Reddish tawny and almost opaque. Notes of cherries, roasted meats, some cranberry, blueberries and a little dark soil. Pleasant in the mouth. Fruit is a bit faded and light, making the finish dry when matched against the still present structure and acidity. Drink up. — 10 days ago

Mike, Shay and 15 others liked this

Mickaël Bourg

Les P'tits Bouts Cornas Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Stunning nose. Just sick. Smells like Sozet. Savory, stemmy, blueberry, smoke, granite and so much berry berry fruit. Wild aromas but also focused and clear. Mint as well. Stunning granitic expression. Palate is an avalanche of fruit that is concentrated and insanely juicy but also has amazing delicate but substantial tannins. Almost creamy but also huge granitic expression and insane freshness. Succulent and lip smacking. So clean and pure as the driven snow. Stunningly long finish that just pitter patters for minutes until it’s no longer on ones palate. This guy is a star. What balance and poise. It’s very fruity now with a granitic backbone but will age gloriously for 10-18 years. What a wine. — 11 days ago

Josh, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Lemenicier

Cornas Syrah 2015

KERPOW!! What a nose. Took a while to open and blow off, but when it did the nose filled the room with Rhone yummyness! Tasted over three nights... second was best. — 5 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1990

Dark reddish tawny. Mostly opaque. Great reddish regal color when the light hits the glass. Notes of black cherries, blueberries, cranberries, slate stone, moist earth and a little menthol. Velvet glove in the mouth. Amazingly rich with tannins totally integrated. Silky. Flying high from the moment it was opened. 6 hours in this is getting bigger and more complex. Definitely the best performance I’ve had with this wine. — 13 days ago

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2015

Lithe and flavorful. Nose has smoky granite, dried violets, dark berries. So nice. Broad and intense in the mouth, but in a lighter weight style. Turns clingy and savory in the long finish. Great balance. Love this. In a great spot right now. — 6 days ago

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Emmanuel Darnaud

Les Trois Chênes Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

My god this is an amazing wine. Big nose of blueberry, blackberry, herbs de Provence, floral, lavender, granite, smells chewy and dense. Love it. Palate is deep, dark, ripe and juicy, with stunning fruit purity and density. But so fresh and so elegant. Lithe yet substantial. Amazing freshness and vigor. Meaty, olivey and super granitic aftertaste. Still could use a few years. But no harm opening now. Just insane and shows how great 15 is. — 9 hours ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1999

Ooooh. A savory and complex nose. Blood, licorice, sexy deep fruit. Some fine tannin and a beautifully cold blooded and supple mid palate. Great intensity of fruit with hints of leather and tobacco and leather. Really good stuff. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Now at the seven year mark, the 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie is absolutely singing in its unbridled elegance. Silky and soft upon entry, the 2013 Jamet shows a pillowy effect as this artfully glides across the mid-palate. The lighter Provencale herb and white pepper tones meld with ripe raspberry and Bing cherry flavors. Bright, showing an intense sense of verve and tension, the long finish truly satisfies. While delightful at this stage, the 2013 Jamet Cote Rotie will have another decade or more ahead of it. This is truly one of the wines of the vintage. Drink 2020-2033- 95 — 11 days ago

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