Le Vieux Pin 2014 "Cuvée Violette" Syrah (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $26.99 + taxes
Production: 850 cases
Date Tasted: April 17th, 2016
Tasting Notes: The antiquated saying "Sugar and spice and everything nice" comes to mind when tasting this uber-feminine Syrah loaded with gentle aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry-chocolate, crushed flowers, vanilla, white pepper, sweet tea and tapenade. The middleweight palate offers good continuity from the nose with similar flavours, youthful, yet, finely-tuned tannins and a pronounced layer of spice, especially on the mouth-watering finish where wild berry acidity and pepper notes linger. Ready to be enjoyed now but should hold over the next 2-4 years. Drink now-2020.
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