Inky dark in color with a rich nose of red berries, cassis and some earthy notes. On the mid pallet the wine has some deep rich, semi sweet cassis flavors to match the nose. It’s slightly jammy in texture. There’s some strong acidity that will likely pass with aging or breathing. The wine has some light tannins on the medium length finish that builds in the mouth. This is definitely more of a fruit forward syrah. I would give it an 88-89 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
SOL DE ANDES RESERVA ESPECIAL SYRAH 2008 VINTAGES 274159 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 17.95
Made in: Colchagua Valley, Chile By: Agricola Y Comercial Santacamila Sa
Release Date: Feb 16, 2013
14.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
Smoke, game spice box, lavender, and blueberry; concentrated with structure; drink 2012-2020. Score – 90. (Jay Miller,, Dec. 2010)

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