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Lailey Vineyard Syrah 2012 Wine Review

Lailey Vineyard Syrah 2012

Lailey Vineyard Syrah 2012

Niagara River, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $27.20

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Lailey Vineyard

Agent: Lailey Vineyard Wines

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Smoky and savoury with sizzling bacon on the nose and palate: adore it! Full-bodied and supple with seductive, pull you in head first aromas. Black spice and mystery. The 2012 vintage was spectacular and winemaker Derek Barnett made full use of its potential. This wine was bottled unfiltered and may through a natural sediment. The upside is that it retains more character and flavour.

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This Lailey Vineyard Syrah 2012 was reviewed on September 13, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Robert Janiga rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lailey Vineyard is situated in the Niagara River sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula, which is known for its soil variation and the moderating effects of the Niagara River. The 2012 Syrah is a delightful wine that pleases the senses in many different ways. First, the appearance is a luscious purple-cranberry hue. Second, there is medium intensity on the nose, with alluring aromas of charcuterie, smoke, vanilla, pencil shavings, and dark fruits like blackberry and blueberry. Third, the palate largely confirms the nose, but does reveal some cocoa nibs and black and white pepper. The acidity and tannins are incredibly balanced leading to a lengthy finish that begs for another sip. This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with meaty pizza or a pulled pork sandwich. Syrah is a difficult grape to grow in a cool-climate like Ontario, but Lailey almost makes it seem effortless. This is top-notch.
Lailey has mastered Ontario Syrah: what a triumph! Winemaker Derek Barnett takes a superb hand to this Syrah, not Shiraz, as it's Rhone Valley style. - Community Wine Reviews

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