Red

2005 Les Crêtes Syrah Coteau La Tour

Syrah

  • Italy
  • Valle d'Aosta
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Community Tasting Notes 146

  • mdvino63 Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 18, 2018 - excellent on PNP. Herbaceous fruit with some meaty and mineral aspects, but tannins have melted away to give this a nice soft mouthfeel, even while there is some nice acidity to it. Best bottle of my bunch, so far, by a long shot. Can't understand how people thought this was on the downhill 3 years ago - still improving, to my taste, from my cool cellar! I like this much better than I did 3 or 4 years ago.

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  • gajalaa Likes this wine: 87 points

    September 10, 2017 - Good table wine ruby color nice balance, pepper on nose mineral, earth palate of cracked black pepper. Still ok but past its peak

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    May 26, 2017 - Racy. Pure mountain syrah. Great value.

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    May 5, 2017 - Lighter on its feet than most new world syrah interpretations. Very unusual (to me) flavors of herbaceous sweetness. Attention grabbing in a good way.

  • Winiac wrote: 90 points

    January 4, 2017 - Vegetal taste profile in a solid back bone of minerality, fruit and acidity.. All secondary tastes of forest floor, mushroom and red fruit. medium length and pleasant finish. Much better than the bottle that I opened 6-7 years ago.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Northern Italy (Oct 2008) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Northern Italy (Oct 2008) (link)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Cinderella Wine in the Spotlight- Tasting the Most Talked About Wines, Episode #862, 5/13/2010 (link) (88-89) points

    (Les Cretes Coteau La Tour) #3; COLOR-dark; NOSE-a huge amount of black pepper; like an overly peppered beef jerky; some subtle red fruit on the back end; cherry and red peppers; PALATE-it's pretty light; very delicate; Burgundian characteristics; a hint of ruby red grapefruit; reminds me of salted fish; enormous amount of minerality makes it off balance; disjointed and awkward; some complexities; rose petal; sour red pepper; thought provoking; most won't like this; I like, but the mid-palate is a little hollow; AG-92; GV-88/89

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Les Crêtes
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Coteau La Tour
  • Country Italy
  • Region Valle d'Aosta
  • SubRegion Valle d'Aosta
  • Appellation Valle d'Aosta

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (2%)
  • In Cellars 159 (23%)
  • Consumed 533 (75%)

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