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ICONOCLAST SYRAH 2020 VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CREEKSIDE
A REPEAT of the BEST BUY 2020 (***) that was last released on October 8, 2022. Extremely bright deep intense purple colour. Youthful, intense, slightly spicy, bright, ripe, plummy, black cherry nose with some gently cedar, notes . Very dry, medium to medium-full bodied, bright, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, youthful, fairly grippy, slightly savoury finish. Spent 19 months in French and Hungarian oak and has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. The lot number L081922 on the lower part of the glass bottle means that it was bottled on August 19, 2022. CSPC 471797
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tra Bev
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Dry, Solid, Youthful, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Three blocks contribute to Creekside's syrah and for those who have been paying attention the first four letters in this wine's name speak the cool truth. Add a terrific vintage for Bench reds out of Niagara on top of an already established view on what works well and where, well you are seeing the picture laid out bare, base and necessary. Iconoclast is a beacon of varietal excellence from 2020 with its fruit animosity and meaty glare. The coconspiratorial symmetry and symbiosis make for a grand statement, a structured one at that and what may be the top drop seen. Tasted too. Drink 2023-2027. Tasted October 2022. Score - 92 (Michael Godel, winealign.com) Price $ 25.00
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 27, 2023
Cases bought 30 (12 bottles per case)

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