Domaine Les Yeuses Les Épices Syrah 2011, Igp Pays D'oc

Syrah Syrah
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$15.95 (177584)

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May 24, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

I have hit on this great syrah value before. It wafts a very intense, lifted syrah-based red with all kinds of green...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another fine value syrah from Les Yeuses, even if the price has crept up slightly, this delivers pure syrah character...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

This perfectly tidy Syrah hails from the area near Mèze in the Languedoc region. The name borrows from a species of...

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Community Reviews (9)

Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Plums, smokiness, meatiness, black pepper, and spice. It has lots of fruit and is full-bodied and well-balanced. Great value Shiraz.

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Brian Nash
Brian Nash

Prunes, oak, cloves and black pepper notes. Good depth of flavour for the price.

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John Moon
John Moon

For the price I enjoyed it, a bit much on the sugar for me but over all worth buying one bottle for taste but I wouldn't stock up on this one.

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Shawn McCormick
Shawn McCormick

Sweet, creamy berries with sweet smoke and some unusual olive and herb notes. Palate is dark cherry, white pepper, and red cherry with some grippy tannic astringency.

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Steve
Steve

Love it or hate it.... Did not love it at all. As an amateur and lover of French wines, I was shocked with the smoke/smokiness. Felt like the wine sat in burnt barrels or the smokiness taste was added. Only had two sips and returning both bottles I bought. First time in more than 10 yrs. Hated it, so did my wife without suggesting to her. For those who love it, good luck! Not my cup of tea.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Truly bizarre, a wine that starts off brilliantly (89-90 range) before collapsing into a bretty, undrinkable mess; initially, it's olive tapenade and smoky bacon, backed up by green pepper, herbs, garrigue, and dark fruit, rough and rustic, and it's all quite intriguing and delicious, but then, within a couple of hours, it's that awful band-aid odour associated with Brettanomyces taint, with antiseptic cleaning fluid and plastic, foul on the nose and blandly unpleasant in the mouth; maybe worth another shot to see if this was a bottle-specific problem, but a huge disappointment overall.

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