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Eye: deep garnet color. Nose: dried fruit, smoke, herbal. Palate: good structure, well rounded, medium finish. Paired well with risotto al funghi and roasted chicken
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Well balanced inexpensive Syrah. Robert Parker has called Guigal the planet's best wine maker. Have to agree here. Amazing what can be done in a humble appelation.
Eye: deep garnet color. Nose: cherries, smoke, leather, vanilla. Palate: good structure, tannins still present, nice fruit, medium to full body, medium finish.
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Ruby color, great on the palate after an hour of air time. This vintage still has some time life left. The nose is much different than the palate, which is a bit smoky and has a hint of spice. The berry flavors are muted, but still present. Great wine, excellent QPR, and and excellent example of how a French wine can represent old wine complexity without breaking the bank.
This was a nice bottle but towards the end of its peak. Some fruit with a hint of smoke.
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