Made by the famous Rhône Valley winemaker Michel Chapoutier, this cool climate shiraz made with low yielding vines and opened up with aromas of black fruit, tar, saddle leather, black pepper, dried herb de Provence and black pepper notes. On the mouthfeel, full bodied (alcohol comes in at 14%), dry, layered dark fruit and smoky flavours, balance acidity and fine structured tannins. A great length on the finish, with concentrated and robust flavours. This Shiraz is built for the long haul, I would say 4-5 years for the texture to soften up and all elements of this Shiraz to fully integrate. Excellent addition to any cellar, great potential, scores 92 points.
Purchased November 10, 2012 LCBO Vintages New Release (290874) at $51.95