Ogier La Rosine Syrah 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes|
Dark cherry and raspberry fruit melds nicely with anise and black tea notes, showing a tangy mineral edge through the silky, seductive finish. Drink now through 2023.
Brilliant violet. Cherry liqueur, black currant, olive and a smoky mineral overtone on the highly fragrant nose. Seamless and pliant on the palate, offering concentrated dark berry, floral pastille and cracked pepper flavors that turn livelier with air. Finishes with building florality and fine-grained tannins that lend gentle grip to the clinging finish.
The 2016 Syrah la Rosine Vin de Pays is medium-bodied, with silky tannins and charming cherry-raspberry fruit. It should drink well young.
Moving to the 2016s (all tasted from bottle), the 2016 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes La Rosine is a rounded, charming, Côte Rôtie look-alike that offers lots of sweet red fruits and rose petal notes as well as a medium-bodied, elegant, seamless style on the palate. For readers looking to understand the style of this fabulous estate, give this a whirl.