The nose smells like blackberries crushed over the crisp, smoky end of a good prime rib, with a bit of soy sauce in the background. Smokiness comes out on the palate, under juicy blackberries and crisp beef fat. Black pepper and soy show on the mid-palate. This has good minerality and a great acid backbone, offering a wide range of food pairings. Tannins are firm and grippy. Drink with short ribs. Highly Recommended (91). DH


WHO: Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet
WHAT: Syrah
DESIGNATION: Nouvelère
WHERE: France, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $70

 

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