Cono Sur Syrah Reserva 2010, Colchagua Valley

Syrah Syrah
Chile

$8.95 (221820)

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Discontinued at LCBO

89 pts
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Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has an intriguing and complex nose that may not appeal to all, but the cassis, menthol, wood smoke/ash, pepper...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This syrah has a complex wild nose of cassis, menthol and iodine like dry kelp, plus black pepper and dark chocolate...

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Community Reviews (14)

Alex Zanella
Alex Zanella

90
September 2011

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Tony  G
Tony G

Agreed. Top shelf for $13. Steak or anything grilled. 2008 vintage.
Update:
2010 was not quite as good.
The good news: 2011 is very good again. Great with ribs in BBQ sauce as well.

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mike brown
mike brown

apr13

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Barry Justice
Barry Justice

This wine has all the flavors you need for an interesting wine now! Why wait when you can drink can drink like a king for $13.

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rumz75
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Mark Forhan
Mark Forhan

Outstanding value, perfect with roast lamb. For my taste would prefer some oak but feel guilty criticizing at this price point.

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Purple Moose
Purple Moose

Tasted the 2011.

It is a little bit one-note (the note being black currant or blackberry), and is somewhat syrupy. That said, it's tasty and definitely represents a good value.

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Roberto H.
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Cono Sur Syrah Reserva is a medium to full bodied, fruity wine, with appealing strawberry notes. It has refined, dusty tannins (decant for 15 min) and a medium finish. It will get better in the next couple of years or so and should be able to cellar for 5-10 years. My impression: NICE, 87.5 pts - good value from the general section and hence a recommended buy. Tasted Feb/12.

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Blair Dowden
Blair Dowden

It tastes like a subdued version of an Australian shiraz. Not very smooth, but maybe I do not like iodine. Not much finish, though that may be a good thing here. Reasonable value, but no way is it a 90.

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Mark Britton
Mark Britton

This is an appealing syrah that is more fruit forward that most traditional old world styles. A very easy drinking wine with soft tannins after a bit of decanting. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

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Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Intense mintiness, coffee, black pepper, toffee, and a meatiness on the nose. Plenty of fruit of the palate with some strong tannins still prevalent. May improve over the next 2 years.

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M G
M G

This is quite tasty but the finish is a bit short. Not offensive in any way but other Chilean Syrahs that I've tasted at a similar or a bit higher price point have had more depth of flavour. That said, it's certainly not a purchase I regret.
87 - tasted November 2011

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

nose provides berries vanilla musty oak. Medium bodied - tastes a tad watered down. simple and tasty. nothing more than the price tag suggests.

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