Michel Gassier Les Piliers Syrah 2012, Ac Costières De Nîmes

Syrah Syrah
Rhone, France

$18.95 (678086)

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June 27, 2015

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a fine value, lively and authentic syrah, floral and very pretty, with elegant tannins and vibrant acids. Very...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Very good value in a syrah-driven southern Rhone that displays lifted smoky, peppery notes along with violet, clove...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nice spicy offering - peppery, with lots of bramble dark fruit and rosemary. Lavender too and violette. Good...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A very good medium-bodied red, both fruity and floral, and the final unveiling pleasant smoky notes. The...

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Community Reviews (3)

mikaeljean
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peterwinn
peterwinn

Not as good as E. Guigal Cote du Rhone, which costs the same price.

This wine was a little disappointing - did not taste as good as the reviewers suggested it should. And also did not really taste like Syrah.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Quite floral, with lean and tart blackberry fruit, citrus and a hint of bug spray (why do some syrahs taste like Raid? though I have not partaken in that particular pesticide). This wine just does not work at all for me, it's just plain weird (not, that is not terroir). Some of the negociant wines coming out of southern France are becoming really mediocre these days. Tasted April 2016.

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