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Villard Estate Expresion Reserve Syrah 2014 Wine Review

Villard Estate Expresion Reserve Syrah 2014

Villard Estate Expresion Reserve Syrah 2014

Casablanca Valley, Chile

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Villard Estate

Agent: Opimian Society

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Juicy and supple with fleshy ripe plums. Layers of pleasure. Pair with grilled pork chops.

Syrah food pairings: pepper steak and caramelized onions.

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This Villard Estate Expresion Reserve Syrah 2014 was reviewed on July 24, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • Opimian Society
  • 8398 (Lot: 237)

Reviews and Ratings

Community Reviewer rated this wine as 90/100
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Tasted this wine after a big full bodied Barossa Shiraz. In comparison this Chilean Syrah is medium bodied, a bit more acidic and elegant. Dark ruby, smoke and red fruit aromas with a touch of earthiness. Medium tannins with black currant and ripe berry flavours. I think this is a wine that could still use some time in the bottle. Tasted June 24, 2016.
A single varietal Syrah from Villard Estate winery from a vineyard within Casablanca Valley, Chile. On the nose, notes of black fruit, mocha and oak vanilla. The palate is dominated by a rich cocoa flavour along with black cherry and dark berries. Medium bodied and well balanced with velvety tannins and firm acidity. Casablanca is better known for cool varietals, but with the right sites and sun exposure, reds can grow very well here. Hand-harvested from young vines, this Syrah is vibrant and fruit-forward. The acidity will aid in the ageability of this wine. Skin maceration for 1 week before fermentation and partial maturation in stainless steel. Partially matured for 8 months in American oak.

Cellar Offering: 237

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