Falernia Reserva Syrah 2007, Elquí Valley

Syrah Syrah
Chile

$19.95 (208371)

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90 pts
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June 11, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Hold onto your hat syrah lovers; a new region has hit the radar. Elqui is a remote, steep valley in northern Chile...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Intensely, dark-inky purple colour. Rich, ripe and with surprising depth at this price point. Chocolate, cedar,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's an intriguingly smoky, earthy, black cherry and burnt rubber-scented syrah from the unique terroir of the...

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Community Reviews (9)

nimby
nimby

Dense soft smooth

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

A fantastic earthy nose misleads you, for the palate shows great red fruit and the perfect amount of acidity. Lots of extraction during the winemaking process has created a deep, dark, and full flavoured Syrah. Enjoy it with ribs on the bbq. (northof9finewine.com, June 2011)

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Alex Zanella
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2007 Falernia Reserva Syrah is full bodied, fruity wine with nice aromas of black cherry, prune, smoke and combination of cedar/green pepper. The wine is unbalanced with notable acidity and refined to tannic tannins (decant for 1 hour). The finish is silky, medium to long and a bit alcoholic. This wine will greatly benefit from aging as it is somewhat disconnected, drink 2014 onward. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted June/11.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted July 2011.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

After all these great reviews, I was rather disappointed. It is not much better than an average Australian shiraz. Some notes just do not work for me.

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