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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique
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Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvée Classique 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA stunner. The savoury and structured big brother to LVP's floral Cuvee Violette, Cuvee Classic is from three vineyards across the Black Sage Bench, North Oliver and South Osoyoos. Thirteen months months in 32 percent new French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, the potent and pure southern Okanagan fruit is aptly able to take on the oak. Fresh, with cracked pepper, violets, cured meats, salted black liquorice, medicinal cassis and a savoury vein of bacon fat. Firmly structured without severity, plus seemingly effortless acidly leaves this graceful and alluring now, but will continue to reward with time in the cellar. Impressive.Tasted: 14 December 2016Tasted by: Prices: BC 44.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct (BC), Empson (AB), Lifford (ON), Belanger (QC)
Varietal: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 693606UPC: 808755014071