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Lakeview Cellars Syrah 2012 Wine Review

Lakeview Cellars Syrah 2012

Lakeview Cellars Syrah 2012

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lakeview Wine Co.

Agent: Kirkwood Diamond Canada Partnership

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A supple, juicy, well-crafted Niagara Syrah with aromas of black plums and dark spice. Pair with grilled lamb.

Syrah food pairings: game meats, rare roast beef, spice-braised lamb, cheddar.

This Lakeview Cellars Syrah 2012 was reviewed on June 16, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromatic and delicate Shiraz from Lakeview Wine co., under the Diamond Estates umbrella. It isn't a big blockbuster Shiraz, but instead shows a lot of cool climate charm.
Medium ruby, with some light bricking going on.
Aromas are spicey and satisfying. Pepper, chickory, cocoa, brown kitchen spices, plum, and cherry.
The flavours are fresh and juicy. Great acidity, with only a dapple of oak if any. More plum amd ripe cherry. The spice keeps things interesting, with a dusting of cocoa, mace, black pepper, and a touch of leather. Modest alcohol.
Shiraz like this can be a welcome change, especially in hot weather. It goes great woth the same fare as big, bolshy wines because it has a lot of intensity in the aromatics. The freshness doesn't bog you down, though.
Pair it with a rack of lamb or steak frites.
The 2012 vintage in Niagara was a long, warm one which allowed for slow and even ripening of the grapes. - Community Wine Reviews

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