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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique 2019

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). This year's Cuvée Classique comes 73% off Osoyoos Lake District and 27% off Black Sage Bench, with 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (35% new). Sultry dark blackberry, black plum are imbued with baking spices and downy violets running the length of the fuller palate, housed by ample, well-integrated tannins and lit with a grapefruit pith acidity. Dark cocoa and espresso is woven throughout, and the finish lingers with cracked black pepper. Very complete. A brooding, structural style drinking smartly now, and with time ahead.Tasted: 14 February 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 49.99 wine club member exclusive Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 693606UPC: 808755014071