Stéphane Montez Syrah 2018

A Northern Rhone Syrah from an emerging region, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes. Promising but I’m not fully convinced.

The good bits: great intensity and a fantastic mouthfeel. So smooth and creamy on the palate, yet tight and properly dry at the same time, with quality, ripe tannins adding a lovely grip on the finish. There is just a pickled cucumber-like note in the aromatics which I find distracting. Buy only if you tolerate herbal characters in a red wine.

Rating: a bit controversial, but good wine, 85 points.
Price: 13,30€.
Stockist: Vinatis.
Value: I would rather try another wine from the region
Tasted: December, 2020.
Drinking window: now-2022.
Source: own purchase.

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