Cave Saint-Verny Les Volcans Syrah 2011
We were running through some samples the other week and got very excited when we tried this Syrah from the Cave Saint-Verny team in Puy-de-Dôme. Geographically it’s on a very similar alignment to that of Côte-Rôtie, and while it does not contain any Viognier it does have a wonderfully pure violet nose that instantly made us think of it as ‘baby Côte-Rôtie’. We jumped at a parcel of this and good job we did as the supplier sold it all in a week!
£12.99 each or 10% off six bottles
31st August 2013
Some fine berried fruit aromas with nice leather and spice notes. Deceptively full with some nicely controlled power. Good acidity and ripe tannins, with classic Southern Hemisphere Malbec character. Mulberries, bramble fruit and leather flavours, with an impressive structure for the price.