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San Pedro 1865 Limited Edition Syrah

San Pedro 1865 Limited Edition Syrah 2016

Elqui Valley, Coquimbo Region, ChileElqui has always been a formidable place to grow syrah, and if it wasn’t in Chile it would likely be a lot more famous. Chilean wine must be good value and cheap or retailers and sommeliers in North American and Great Britain will not sell the wine and even then, it’s mostly an afterthought. Too bad given the quality of many of these wines, this 1865 syrah being a case in point. The nose is aromatic and fresh, loaded with cassis, black plums and black raspberries with harmonious acidity. There is some prominent smoky oak but at this young age it is just fine. It's high altitude and cooler than just about anything in the market. A fine effort form a tough vintage. Best now with roast lamb.Tasted: 24 December 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 39.99 estimated retail ON 35.95 L US 40.00 srp Producer: Viña San PedroDistributors: Dandurand
Varietal: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 7804300133672