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Martin Texier Cotes du Rhone-Brezeme Reserve Vigne de la Carriere 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A distinctive and delicious Rhône Syrah.

Producer/Winery: Martin Texier; Domaine de l’Amandier; Coux, France.

Grape Variety: Syrah.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Côtes du Rhône-Brézème; Northern Rhone, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: BBQ grilled chicken, roasted carrots and rice.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, purple-red color with a lighter purple rim. Musty damp wood, plum and hints of tobacco aromas. Powerful, surprising, a little biting and puckering mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 60-grit texture. Savory flavors of plum, boysenberry and spicy pepper intertwined with a light mineral core. Edgy acidity, fine grained but powerful tannins and a tart, condensed and robust finish. There was no sleeping violet in this bottle…it was bold Syrah, but overflowing with subtle distinctions that got better with each pour. Maybe not the best pairing; however we really enjoyed this Syrah and in the end called it a distinctive and delicious Rhône Syrah.

Martin Texier in his Rhone vineyard.
Photo from Selection Massale.

Comments: Learn more about Martin Texier and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Selection Massale; San Leandro, California.