Éric Texier

Domaine de Pergaud Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban Vieille Serine Syrah

9.318 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône Saint-Julien-en-Saint-Alban, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Keith Levenberg

When Eric introduced this wine he describes the terroir as similar to Cornas. This is the first vintage where that's really been apparent to me, and boy, is it ever. There is so much muscular tannin at first that it starts out totally dry and backwards. The fruit sweetens up in the glass a bit but it's really the leftovers two whole days later where it finally gets friendly and easygoing and brings the fruit into the foreground. At that point, it features the signature fresh, piercing purity and succulence that typifies the house style for me, with just a hint of the tannin that was totally dominant on day one.

When Eric introduced this wine he describes the terroir as similar to Cornas. This is the first vintage where that's really been apparent to me, and boy, is it ever. There is so much muscular tannin at first that it starts out totally dry and backwards. The fruit sweetens up in the glass a bit but it's really the leftovers two whole days later where it finally gets friendly and easygoing and brings the fruit into the foreground. At that point, it features the signature fresh, piercing purity and succulence that typifies the house style for me, with just a hint of the tannin that was totally dominant on day one.

1 person found it helpfulMay 18th, 2015
Jeff Fischer

WInemaker/Owner Habit Wine Co.

9.0

Digging this, liking it better today than last night

Digging this, liking it better today than last night

Mar 8th, 2015
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.5

Great stuff. Definitely needs air. Like chili, it's even better on day 2

Great stuff. Definitely needs air. Like chili, it's even better on day 2

Feb 3rd, 2015
Rory Pugh

Love this.

Love this.

Aug 14th, 2014
Christina Hunchard

2011. Delish

2011. Delish

Feb 27th, 2016
Nate Morrell

Cool sweet bluish Syrah fruit, a little bit of fresh blood and iron, talc. Seems coiled up and young, but still surprisingly generous now. Can't wait to see how this ages.

Cool sweet bluish Syrah fruit, a little bit of fresh blood and iron, talc. Seems coiled up and young, but still surprisingly generous now. Can't wait to see how this ages.

Mar 8th, 2015
Charles Smith

uh, yeah.

uh, yeah.

May 4th, 2014
Steven Hunsucker

Steven had this 6 years ago

Steven had this 6 years ago

Feb 8th, 2015
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.4

Rachel had this 6 years ago

Rachel had this 6 years ago

Nov 24th, 2014
Rory Pugh

Rory had this 7 years ago

Rory had this 7 years ago

Jul 22nd, 2014