Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 266,694 strong:

Register Today!

Want to Taste 7 Unusually Great Wine & Food Pairings?

301,822Wine Reviews
266,694Members
30Seconds to join

M Xx270 Syrah 2015 Wine Review

M Xx270 Syrah 2015

M Xx270 Syrah 2015

Corsica, France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 8

  Add My Review


Price: $25.95

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: M Xx270

Agent: VinoLuna

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Still quite tannic and tight, so put this one in the cellar for another few years then decant 2 hours and pair with a rare steak. Aromas of black fruit, tar, smoke and toasty oak.

Syrah food pairings: grilled rib eye steak, rack of lamb, grilled pork tenderloin.

This M Xx270 Syrah 2015 was reviewed on August 28, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
ELGIN ST. WEST AND ROGERS ROAD6 Add
INNES & TRIM RD6 Add
WINSTON CHURCHILL & AQUITAINE/BATTLEFORD5 Add
HAZELDEAN & CASTLEFRANK (MARKET SQUARE)5 Add
VANSICKLE & FOURTH4 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

On the nose, there are aromas of dark fruit, violet, subtle wood notes, and hints of vanilla. There are also hints of sharp cheese but not in a negative way. It just adds to the complexity of this wine.

On the palate, we have blueberries and blackcurrant, wood notes, and a bit of smoke. It is a fuller bodied wine with velvety tannins. It would pair well with a barbecued steak.

Tasted July 2018
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep purple colour straight to the edge. The bouquet is bursting beautifully with blackberries, blueberries, dark plums, toasted vanilla bean and sweet smoke. A light hint of anise also noted. Flavours are precisely pronounced with blackcurrants, raspberry compote and dried figs. Dry spices are also apparent- like a homemade coriander and pepper rub for a barbecued pork. Which - is also an ideal pairing for this stately Syrah. Needs to open up a little bit before enjoying. Decant 2-4 hrs. 90 Points - Tasted July 2018
Simon Chen rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A unique wine from a Mediterranean island that's part of the France. 100% syrah, the warm weather offers interesting smoky, meaty aromas to the wine. On the palate, it has a bit of an unpleasant plum sourness but it finishes with beautiful tea-like dryness and soft tannin.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Smoky stewed plum aromas with a sour plum note on the palate that leads into a dried fruit finish. Tasted July 2018.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of red fruit, plum, slightly underripe strawberry, and an interesting briny, savoury note. Dry, with some astringent tannins, and medium acidity. Fruit is tart and vibrant on the palate with a lengthy finish. Enjoy with charcuterie and aged cheeses.
Xx270 2015 is a medium-bodied red wine produced form 100% Syrah from Corsica. Look deep into this glass and you will not fine the bottom of it -- the wine is that dark. Look for ripe dark red cherry, blueberry, earthy blue florals and some mint and spicy flavours on the palate. Drink now and for the next five years. Pair with grilled meats. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the M Xx270 Syrah 2015, you might also like these wines:

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

2027 Cellars White Wine
Chardonnay 2016,
Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 266,694 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award