Falernia Reserva Syrah 2009, Elquí Valley

Syrah Syrah
Chile

$19.95 (208371)

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Wow! This is an intense, cool-climate Syrah with loads of character. Attractive notes of fresh ground peppercorns, blackberry, raspberry, licorice and tar intrigue on the nose. It’s dry, soft textured with a sleek medium body and a beam of crisp acidity backing the sweet core of fruit. It has very good length on the finish with a nice duet of peppery spice and juicy fruit. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2012)
90 pts
14
October 13, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another terrific value vintage from Falernia, whose syrah from the northern reaches of Chile in the Elquí Valley has...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

No surprise to see the return of one of the great little bargains of the past year or two. From the remote Elqui...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

This wine is a marvel for many reasons. It's from the fringes of viticulture in northern Chile from vines that grow...

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Community Reviews (11)

Laurie Fox
Laurie Fox

big, chewy, brash, lots of black fruit, nice finish, outstanding value!!

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Rob Porter
Rob Porter

loved it big lovely buy more

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Dark fruit, smoke,pepper and bacon on the nose. Rich almost creamy mouth feel of dark fruit, smoke and bacon(meatyness) on the palate with a nice long peppery finish.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

This a big, rich, concentrated wine with lots going on. There's a lot of black fruit flavours, but has excellent complexity as it's backed up with black pepper and smokey, meaty aromas. It's full-bodied and very ripe, but the acidity keeps it well balanced. Excellent bottle of wine, excellent value. Tasted October 2012.

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Tony  G
Tony G

This was a dense thriller with blackberry aromas, great fruit taste, and lots of power. Would have lasted longer but ready to drink now with a steak.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Intense aromas of blueberry, raspberry, vanilla and hints of coffee. Medium-bodied and fruit forward with peppercorn leading to long, smooth finish. Quite well-balanced with refined tannins. Tasty! Tasted Nov/2012.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

A scintilating, smoky, spicy, savoury syrah. The tarry/earthy notes do dominate, but there is good structure here with some acidity, smooth tannins and a lengthy finish. Palate delivers pepper, cassis, blackberry, plum, soap and karnatzel (garlic pepperette). I enjoyed it with rib steak sprinkled with Montreal steak spice and grilled veggies. Grip it n' sip it! March 2013.

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Adam
Adam

Cassis, olive and wood smoke / pitch aromas are echoed in this dense, peppery, medium-full bodied wine. The acidity is there for balance and lending a nice structure and length. A great value to be sure, to s of complexity and interest for the money.

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urotsukidoji
urotsukidoji

Nice!

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