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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE DE TAIN HÉRITIERS GAMBERT
The year 2018 seems to have produced amazing Rhone reds and this remarkable, complex, mouthfiling, smoky, ripe black-cherry-cassis purée driven 100% Syrah is a must buy! Extremely deep intense purple colour, the enormous nose shows an abundance of spicy, ripe plum and black cherry fruit with some complex, slightly smoky, red licorice and sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, very well structured, tangy, rather spicy, intense, smoky, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, high acid, harmonious finish. This classic, extremely well priced, northern Rhone Syrah from the small Crozes-Hermitage appellation has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L20081 20/05 on the lower part of the glass bottle. The recommended best buy 2015 (***) was released on May 25, 2019 at $24.95. CSPC 572230
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(91 points)
Dense, Rich, Complex, Smoky
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Primary dark berry and floral scents show very good clarity and take on hints of cracked pepper and licorice with air. Velvety and seamless on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors and an energizing, spicy jolt of cracked pepper. A bitter chocolate note comes up on the clinging finish, which is framed by fine-grained, well-knit tannins. Score - 91-92 (Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, May 2020) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 250 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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