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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique
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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the big brother to Violette, mostly from the Le Verger vineyard (used to be known as Airfield, due to the vineyard's slightly elevated location on a small bench underneath the Osoyoos airport). Super peppery, with grippy, savoury tobacco, black cherry, wild cassis, thorns, darting pepper, violets, and tight, long tannins that draw this to the finish. This shows the wild and savoury side of syrah, fully ripe, yet so fresh throughout, thanks to Sev's earlier picking regime. Drinking beautifully now, and with cellaring.Tasted: 26 August 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 44.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 693606UPC: 808755014071