Hecht & Bannier St Chinian 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$20.75 (184184)

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January 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Intense and smoky, classic syrah with its cracked black pepper and spicy black fruit - this has aromatic intensity in...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Hecht and Bannier are a pair of young Frenchmen who have risen to stardom as negociants who source grapes throughout...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A fragrant a very sensual blend Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre blend from Southern France. The palate is somewhat...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Continuing its hot streak of delicious, eager-to-please wines, Hecht & Bannier again comes through with its highly...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Archetypical French style syrah (with some grenache and mourvedre).

Very green and leafy on the nose. Some anise, iodine, tar, and smoke.

Full bodied and densely flavoured. A strong herbaceous streak (rosemary and bay leaf comes to mind) with liquorice root, and plenty of dry, dusty tannin (reminiscent of old leather books). Reminds me of a Northern Rhone syrah. Very long finish.

Complex and savoury. Long decanting and pouring it through an aerator teased out some fruit.

Ultimately a serious sort of wine. A critics wine you might say. If all this sounds good to you it's worth a try.

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