Big Head Wines Syrah 2012, VQA Vinemount Ridge, Niagara Peninsula

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Syrah Syrah
Ontario, Canada

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Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A rich and full, intriguingly spicy and complex example of Niagara syrah made from partially dried grapes. Although...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This syrah has been given the appassimento treatment, made from dried grapes which has boosted grape sugar thus...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The appassimento treatment used to make this wine by using dried grapes gives it the feel of a ripasso style wine and...

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Community Reviews (1)

David Brodati
David Brodati

This 2012 syrah from the ubiquitous and talented winemaker Andrzej Lipinski's virtual winery is made in the appassimento style (he feels that enhancement can benefit a shorter growing season). It is big, full and complex. Bouquet is floral with vanilla, oak, spices, pepper and dark and red fruit. Palate is equally big with spice, black peppery, vanilla and cherry compote. Tannins add some traction and alcohol is present towards the lengthy finish, but decently integrated. Complex. Drinking nicely now (decant 45 minutes) but will cellar mid term. Love the label. 92+. Oct. 2013.

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