boerne wine club provence 2015: My blind and the most polarizing wine of the night. Half hated it and others loved it. I thought it had some nice smoky bacon, blackberry aromas, but a little off balance at this point. Needs time. Our French contingent all thought this was something from California.
96% Syrah, 4% Viognier Ouvert 4 heures avant mais non épaulé, non carafé.
Le nez est sur les épices et le poivre. Les fruits demeurent en arrière-plan tout au long de la dégustation. Un vin rond mais équilibré où la minéralité légère accompagne le fruit. La longueur est modérée, puis on découvre des arômes végétaux en fin de bouche.
WSET Level 4 Course - WSET School; 9/6/2014-5/23/2015 (WSET School, Bermondsey): Appearance: The wine is Clear with a Deep garnet colour. Nose: The nose is Clean and Developing, showing Medium intensity primary aromas of red cherry, red plum, raspberry, black plum, black/white pepper , secondary aromas of toast, smoke, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and tertiary aromas of earth, game, leather. Palate: The wine is Dry in the mouth with a Medium level of acidity. It has Medium chalky tannins and a Medium(+) Level of alcohol (13.50%). It has Medium(+) body and Medium(+) intensity primary flavours of red cherry, red plum, raspberry, black/white pepper , secondary flavours of toast, smoke, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and tertiary flavours of earth, leather, game. The finish is Medium(+). It has chalky tannins. Overall: Good complexity, good length and good concentration. All structural components in balance. Conclusion: It is a Very Good quality wine. Can Drink Now but has Potential for Ageing ; Premium priced (£34.99)
Pours a brilliant dark ruby/cranberry color. Opens up nicely after a couple hours decanted. Olive, earth, and dark coffee at first, followed by a strong iron note that muscles in and stays prominent throughout. Juicy bacon fat creeps around the edges. The fruit is strong with this one, with blackberry, black raspberry and plum keeping it on the dark side. There is a gorgeous mouthfeel that will just keep getting softer with age, with the whole package peaking in the next 5 years or so. This is a damn fine wine and an excellent display of Guigal's ability to deliver stunning quality at every level. Because, let's face it...they can't all be La-Las.
Very deep colour. Good nose. as it opened in the glass. Lovely soft, sweet fruit - complex flavours with spice evident. Superb balance and very long. Grand Union Wine Society Guigal tasting with Brett Crittenden
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