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The Pure 2012 Syrah, VdP from Herve Souhaut


Just a quick note for today.  Herve Souhaut practices minimal intervention which is reflected not only in the clarity of the label but the purity of the flavors.  This vintage requires cellar age for it only revealed characteristics over the second and third nights.  Its got a bit of everything right now, such that I would be curious to follow its development.  For background information on this wine please check out my post The Aromatic 2009 Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, Syrah, Ardeche.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, Syrah, Vin de Pays – $27
Imported by Williams Corner Wine.  This wine is 100% Syrah sourced from a parcel of 30-year-old vines located on the slopes of the Doux river along with purchased grapes.  Alcohol 12%.  There was a very fine vintage floral perfume which took time to develop.  The nose carried through into the mouth where there were purple fruit flavors evocative of juice and a slightly creaminess.  It eventually took on black pepper that paired with fresh acidity.  There was a very subtle ripeness in the middle along with a touch of weight.  **(*) 2017-2027.

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