Laughing Stock Vineyards 2008 Syrah - 89pts
Availability: Sold out at the winery. Select private wine shops
Production: 302 cases
Date Tasted: September 22nd, 2010
Tasting Notes: Produced from fruit grown on the Osoyoos East Bench and made in the style of a Northern Rhone blend of Syrah-Viognier (92%,8% respectively) this small lot wine from Laughing Stock Vineyards delivers big, bold fruit flavours that is more in line with a cool-climate Australian offering. Nice aromatics on the nose from the Viognier add complexity to the spectrum of aromas that range from ripe dark cherry to a hint of lush tropical fruit. 40% new French oak was used during elevage. A total of 16 months in barrel has added structure with ripe tannins and a confident, masculine texture. Very tasty. Moderate-plus finish with lingering spice. Drink 2010-2013.
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