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Le Vieux Pin Dead Man Lake Syrah
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16¾/20

Le Vieux Pin Dead Man Lake Syrah 2016

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn 2016, Le Vieux Pin released a series of small lot single vineyard syrahs, Dead Man Lake being one of them. Sourced from a volcanic / sedimentary soiled vineyard on the entrance to the Golden Mile Bench, this rested 19 months in neutral French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. After a wave of reduction (give this some airtime), dusky violets, plums, cherries ride the medium+ palate, seasoned with medicinal cherries, leather and peppery spicing. The texture is fine, and the aromatics purple and pretty; this reminds me of LVP's Cuvée Violette. Drinking lovely now, especially with a slight chill, and will hold for a few years in the cellar.Tasted: 02 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 29.00 winery direct Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct (BC), Empson (AB), Lifford (ON), Belanger (QC)
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 80875501920