The nose is very smoky, with smoldering hickory, bacon, black olives and black cherries. The palate has less smoke, but the same black olives, black cherries, and some bacon fat, along with pepper. The finish falls off a little quickly. This is a wine that begs for food to really show its stuff.

WHO E. Guigal
WHAT Syrah
WHERE France, Northern Rhone, Côte-Rôtie
WHEN 2000
HOW MUCH $50


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