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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah 2009

Another cracker of an import from the guys at Pure Fine Wines, and another savoury wonder from the Languedoc that ticks many a box for me.  In fact, the winemaker at Chateau Maris is none other than Benjamin Darnault, of the eponymous Picpoul-de-Pinet so lauded on these pages.

Opens with a jumbly jam of brambly fruits, earthen with hints of moccha chocalata (ya ya), yet with time the savoury elements come to the fore: woody, spicy rustic - with fruit flecks adding to the composition.

The palate shows a wine fulsome, eighty, savoury.  Pitch of acid on a good length, channeling grainy/ gravelly tannin to an excellent conclusion.  Enjoyed seeing how this morphed over time.  92+ - Very Good

Source: Retail, Wine Experience
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14.9%
Closure: Cork

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