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Clos du Soleil 'Grower's Series' Middle Bench Vineyard Syrah, Similkameen Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2015
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WineScores' Review

Complete, spicy, aromatic.
Eight barrels made, this hand-harvested was aged 15 months in French oak barrels.
It is an outstanding Syrah from a hot vintage, which doles out smoked plums, blueberry, mocha, licorice, leather and black pepper aromas. The palate is sweet and spicy; it is juicy and elegant, fleshy, silky and decidedly complete. Fine dolce tannins round out this stunner, and it has a long and berry-flavoured finish.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, French Food


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-01-11 21:51:13.0

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