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Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrahtext
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Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Syrah 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSaid to be the more masculine of LVPs Syrah, Equinoxe is certainly a highly structural, savoury, powerful red, but one with an emphasis on grace. From the Black Sage Bench and Osoyoos East Bench, and from teenaged vines (9-14 years old). Salted, roasted walnuts, stony cassis, cured meats run long on the palate, firmly gripped with a dusting of black pepper clad tannins, but still allowing the natural flow of thorns, wild cassis, black cherry to flush through to the lingering finish. The rock salts linger on and on, encouraging another glass or pairing with fine lamb or pork. This wine is nonchalant about its impressiveness, making me like it all the more. Tightly knit, you can drink it now, with a decant or ample air time, but you will be rewarded all the more with a few years in cellar.Tasted: 25 January 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 79.99 winery direct Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 390633UPC: 808755015115