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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classiquetext

Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique 2012

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe dream season finally arrived in 2012 and the syrah fruit was a benefactor coming in to the winery pristine. Warm days pumped up the fruit and the cool desert nights brings the freshness pepper and acidity crucial to great syrah. We hate to say more Rhone than Okanagan but it’s a good description of the Cuvée Classique with its intense savoury/garrigue, spicy, bacon-scented nose and peppery floral, wild black fruit flavours. There’s plenty of tannin throughout but all in soft packets that will add a decade of life. No rush here but if you must try it served with grilled lamb. The wine is aged 19 months in wood.Tasted: 25 March 2015Tasted by: Prices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery direct, private and VQA wine shops
Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 693606UPC: 808755011575