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  1. $369.00

    Domaine du Pégau

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    1 x 1500 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    "A throwback style and proud of it, with warm chestnut and bay leaf notes taking the lead, followed quickly by worn leather and smoldering tobacco accents. The core of dark currant, warmed cherry and mulled blackberry lies in reserve for now, while the finish lets singed iron and brick dust details hold sway. Just wait for everything to pull together in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2032."

    96 points - Wine Spectator, Jan 2017

    96 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2018

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  2. $1,980.00

    Domaine Jamet

    France (France), Northern Rhône (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat


    "Plenty of violets, pepper and deep-set spices are all part of the equation here, and this is a very complex Côte Rôtie that has a wealth of darkly stony notes, coal smoke and dark chocolate. Just superb! The palate's succulent and swathed in plush, fine tannins that envelop black- and red-plum flavors. Plenty of volume, great elegance and a lot of detail. A vintage when experienced makers could still shine, and the sorting in the vineyard was clearly a large part of this. Classy wine with so much on offer. Best from 2020 for a decade or more. Tasted in tank shortly before bottling."

    95-96 points - James Suckling, Oct 2016

     

    "“Finesse, but not without concentration” is how Jean-Paul referred to the 2014s. We tasted a number of component parts from across his blends of 16 different parcels. Rather than bottling single parcels he prefers to blend, and keeps new oak to a minimum (10-15%). The overall impression is a fragrant, floral, peppery style with good aromatic definition and adequate concentration for medium-term ageing. It will be ready relatively early, and despite not being a terribly weighty vintage, its elegance and balance with provide much pleasure."

    95 points - Tim Atkin MW, 2015

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  3. $954.00

    Michel et Stéphane Ogier

    France (France), Northern Rhône (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Deep ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, violet, olive paste and smoky minerals, with a suave floral topnote. Offers densely packed black and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that stretch out slowly as the wine opens up. Displays excellent definition on a very long, lively finish that's given shape by chewy, building tannins. (JR) "

    94 points - Vinous, April 2018

     

    "The 2015 Côte Rôtie Reserve is brilliant stuff. I was able to taste this from two separate bottles and it never failed to impress. Coming from all the estate terroirs, and including some seriously top juice, its deep purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, spiced meats, and incense, with an undeniable mineral/dried earth character developing with time in the glass. With full-bodied richness, ripe, yet present tannin, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will cruise for 10-15 years. 93+"

     93 points - Jeb Dunnuck, Jan 2018

     

    "The 2015 Cote Rotie Reserve is rich, velvety-textured and long. Raspberries and herbal notes are joined by hints of cured meat in this medium to full-bodied wine. It should drink well for up to 15 years. (JC)"

    93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec 2017

     

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  4. $474.00

    Castell d'Encus

    Costers del Segre (Spain), Spain (Spain)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    3 bottles x Thalarn 2012

    3 bottles x Quest 2011

     

    "The 2012 Thalarn is a great cool-climate Syrah, reminiscent of a Northern Rhone, or rather a Syrah from Valais, with its wild, slightly rustic character. Right now it is covered by the baby fat and the aromas from the best French oak money can buy, as it’s extremely young, and needs some years to grow up. While delicious right now, it will only get better if you wait. It has a fine palate, with a silky texture and saturated, round tannins. The 2008, the first vintage from a cool year which only reached 11.3% alcohol, is sublime now, if that gives you a hint about drinking windows. Drink 2015-2022."

    95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate's Robert Parker, Feb 2014

     

    Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh blueberry and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors put on weight with and pick up a floral pastille nuance. Fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple finish.

    96 points - Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine

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  5. $299.70

    Terres de Vidalba

    Priorat (Spain), Spain (Spain)

    6 x 750 ml


    “The 2007 TOCS was sourced from a single vineyard named Barranc de la Bruixa located outside the town of Poboleda. The blend is 35% Garnacha, 30% Syrah, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for 16 months in 20% new French oak. Aromas of wood smoke, mineral, herbs, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry inform the nose of this layered, opulent Priorat. With excellent volume and enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years, this sweetly-fruited, lengthy offering will be at its best from 2013 to 2022.” - Wine Advocate, May 2011

    95 points – Verema

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  6. $395.95

    Domaine Ouled Thaleb

    Morocco (Morocco), Zenata (Morocco)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms


    This wine is produced at the modern winery of Thalvin, not far from Casablanca, from selected parcels of Syrah vines, some 48 years old. It’s a and deep ruby colour with an expressive nose of black cherry, dried rosemary and licorice. The medium-bodied palate replays the nose. This Syrah would fool most people who would think its from southern French. > Learn More

  7. $359.40

    Oregon (USA), USA (USA)

    12 x 750 ml

    Pasta, Red Meat, Risotto, Veal roasted, Vegetables


    Horseshoes & Handgrenades is fruit-driven, full-bodied complex red blend sourced from Southern Oregon and Red Mountain Washington.  The rich, ripe, voluptuous fruit comes from Oregon Syrah with just enough Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to give it complexity and structure.  Think cherry pits and leather whips!

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  8. $299.40

    Pearce Predhomme

    South Africa (South Africa), Stellenbosch (South Africa)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Ham, Hard Cheese, Lard, Red Meat, Veal roasted, Vegetables


    Brilliant medium purple. Fresh ripe red & black fruit; cherry, strawberry, & wild raspberry. Intense spice / sous bois, smoke. Granite minerality. Light-bodied, vibrant acid, grippy though delicate tannins; with surprisingly powerful fruit & spice; punching above its weight in flavour. Very balanced & low alcohol. 

    91 Points - Platter's Wine Guide 2019

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  9. $299.40

    Michel et Stéphane Ogier

    France (France), Northern Rhône (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    Seventh-generation winemaker, Stéphane Ogier leads this estate located on the coteaux d’Ampuis with a firm hand. Finesse and elegance characterize his highly coveted wines. This Syrah is a great asset for the domain with its scents of black olive, blackberry, garrigue and licorice. The palate is full, lively and perfectly balanced. > Learn More

  10. $299.40

    La Bastide Saint Dominique

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Looking awfully good, this 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages is a delicious vat-aged blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% each Carignan and Mourvèdre. It's peppery and intense, with blueberry, black cherry and raspberry notes, ample weight and ripeness on the palate and a rich, velvety texture that lingers on the finish."
    90-92 points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Nov 2018
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Considered a versatile grape that works well in blends as well as on its own, the name varies from one region to another. In France and parts of the world influenced by French culture, the grape is known as Syrah. That name is also in common use in the United States. Shiraz is the name most commonly used in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand. The origins of the black-skinned grape were a subject of debate for a number of years. DNA typing under the auspices of the University of California-Davis in 1998 to determine that the Syrah came about as a product of combining the Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche grapes. The date when this blending took place is not readily known, although there is some evidence that it could date to the first century AD. The full-bodied wine produced from these grapes brings to mind hints of sweet blueberries as well as that of black olives. While considered one of the best grapes for wine in the world, it has never achieved the popularity of some other varieties.