Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lorval Syrah 2001 wine review by (PB)

This is another nice value from the Southern French region of Languedoc Roussillion. It is pretty and red cherry hue on the pour with a rich berry bouquet. There is a nice celery flavor mid-palate and mildly peppery with sufficient tannins to give a firm foundation.

It is a little thin in weight and the finish is a bit thin but in a half hour another layer comes forth of more varietal flavors of Syrah with the typical peppery notes. For a five year old wine it is holding well but don't hold on to this--drink it up.

Later a layer of an earthy tone comes up making this wine quite interesting especially at $6!

These lesser known wines from France tend to be really nice values and this is no exception.

Buy a few bottles and enjoy them with a variety of summer foods, grilled or not! Raise a glass.

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