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ICONOCLAST SYRAH 2016 VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CREEKSIDE
A REPEAT of the recommended 2016 (***) that was released on May 25, 2019 at $25.00. Here is my previous note: Extremely bright deep intense purple colour. Gently cedary, complex, slightly smoky, intense, ripe plum-cherry nose with some sandalwood-licorice notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, very bright, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, faintly peppery, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, high acid finish. Spent 20 months in French and Hungarian oak. Quite ready-to-drink. Has 13% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. CSPC 471797
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hob Com
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **+(89 points)
Dry, Intense, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This estate Syrah comes from the Queenston Road Vineyard in St. David's. Classic Niagara Syrah with a nose of meaty/savoury/earthy notes followed by ripe plums, black currants, cassis and a range of barrel spices and savoury accents. It has evident tannic structure and the stuffing to cellar, but still some immediate pleasure with ripe dark fruits, peppery notes and a range of toasted oak spices through a long finish. Score - 91 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, May 21, 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 31, 2020
Cases bought 31 (12 bottles per case)

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