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Michel Gassier Les Piliers Syrah 2015

Michel Gassier Les Piliers Syrah 2015
Michel Gassier Les Piliers Syrah 2015

Costières De Nîmes, Rhône A.C., France

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 4
Price: $17.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 13.5%

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Michel Gassier

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Tasty and well made Costières de Nîmes (a Southern Rhône appellation with growing appeal for inexpensive and concentrated wines).
This wine is mostly Shiraz, with a splash of Viognier. Adding a white in small doses to a red (at the right time of the winemaking process) does not dilute the wine. It will actually held adjust and retain the deep colour. It also adds some complexity and spice.
In this wine, we see pretty colour (deep ruby and purple) and terrific aromatics for the price.
Curramt jam, mulberry, plum, and cracked pepper are pretty abundant. There is also some smoke, vanilla, and cedar bough from the oak.
The wine is rather soft and approachable now. Give it maybe 20 minutes to breathe and open up.
There is some lovely licorice and full bodied fruit that come out with a bit of patience. It definitely males a way better impression this way.
Put this wine with osso buco, mushroom soup, and maybe fried onion. Drink in the next three years.


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