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Community Tasting Notes (92) Avg Score: 90.3 points

  • Deep, even ruby. Violet aroma. Full but not heavy attack. Quite elegant with a savory mix of black fruit and thyme. This has a really nice cooler climate style. Almost completely resolved and fine for current drinking.

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  • 1.5 years since my last visit. I'll stand by that 9/13 note. I usually don't repost, but this merits a mention. At six hours in the glass, this is terrific. This has jumped up. Full, broad, velvety. This is luxurious. This had my wife staring into the glass, walking in circles, talking excitedly with her hands and repeating: "wow!" I can assure you she's not easily impressed. 93

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  • Very nice wine. Had it before and after a 98 rated 82 Bordeaux. Held its own. Very easily a 90-91.

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  • This was a dynamite bottle of wine. Had that voluptuous character at first, then came the tannins to give it some structure. Still has a lot of life left and glad I have one more bottle and give it five more years. Dark bing cherry, charcoal, great mouthfeel.

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  • Huge magenta color. Tons of tart, rich black and red currant fruit on the nose, blackberries, some loam and graphite. Dusty tannins, the red and black currants and cherries taste tart and crunchy, but some nice freshness from the acid. Lots of deep rocky, granite, loam and mineral elements. Some lovely mushroom and nutshell elements on the long finish. Showing a lot of flavor but some class as well. With time some cola and root beer elements come out with some sage and sweet basil. I managed to cellar my only bottle for 2.5 years, but I’d love to try it again in three or four. 13.9% alcohol.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/2/2011, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 90 points

    (Copain Syrah Les Voisins) Opaque purple red violet color; roasted berry, lavender, primary nose; tight, ripe berry, roasted plum; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/12/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (Copain Syrah Les Voisins) Pre-release (Fall 2010 release) - dark purple red violet color; tart black fruit, red plum, black plum nose with a touch of pepper; tasty, tight, black fruit, tart plum palate with firm tannins; medium-plus finish

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