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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCuvee Classique is the bigger version of Cuvée Violette. Winemaker Severine Pinte suggests it combines elements of both the Old and New World in her syrah, although Cuvée Classique is Rhone-ish. Deep, dark, and savoury, it speaks to the power of south Okanagan syrah, and its peppery, back olive, dried herb notes. It is fully ripe but the tension provided by its juicy acidity runs throughout. Lamb shoulder or cauliflower steak are perfect matches for meat lovers or vegetarians, respectively. This is split 73/27 between Osoyoos Lake District and Black Sage Bench, and spends 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons, of which 35% are new. You can drink it now, but three to five years of cellaring will repay your patience. Impressive.Tasted: 23 December 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 49.99 wine club member exclusive Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 693606UPC: 808755014071