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François Villard L'appel des Sereines Syrah 2016 Wine Review

François Villard L'appel des Sereines Syrah 2016

François Villard L'appel des Sereines Syrah 2016


Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: François Villard

Agent: Woodman Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Ripe red plum compote, red berry fruit, violets, flinty and spicy flavours on the palate and all in perfect balance. Tannins are easy as is the price on this juicy and velvety Syrah.

Syrah food pairings: pork roast, veal Porterhouse, grilled ribs.

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This François Villard L'appel des Sereines Syrah 2016 was reviewed on February 6, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright CWM rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A beautifully soft and easy drinking red full of black fruit and violets as well as freshly cracked pepper. No need to age this, just drink it, the tannins are gentle and inviting. Try with gnocchi and burnt sage butter with crispy parma ham @wrightwineblog
François Villard's L'appel Des Sereines 2016 Syrah is fantastic value under $20. Love the earthy blue florals, ripe cherry, plum, flinty and peppery nose on this medium-plus-bodied, beautifully balanced Rhone red and a perfect pairing to a grilled bavette steak. - Community Wine Reviews

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