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Friday, June 23, 2006

Syrah Reserva 2005, The Independent Magazine - UK

Chile’s red revolution
Anthony Rose examines the remarkable progress made by Chile’s wine growers, with specific attention to the Syrah grape. This variety is now grown in many regions and utilised in many styles. Examples from the Central region are as follows: “The sumptuous, blackberryish 2004 Alta Tierra Elqui Valley Syrah, £7.49, Laithwaites.” “The excellent value, tarry, peppery 2004 Candelabra, Elqui Valley Syrah, £5.50, The Wine Society.” Also, “At the highest quality level, the brilliantly herby and black fruit laden 2004 Matetic Vineyards EQ Syrah, San Antonio, £16.99, Oddbins Fine Wine. From the Southern region of Colchagua is:”Casa Lapostolle’s sleek 2003 Cuvee Alexandre Syrah, Requinoa Vineyard, Rapel Valley, £17.50 Selfridges, £16.95, bottle by case, Goedhuis & Co Ltd. Also in the Maipo Valley: “Concha y Toro’s spicy, rich bright 2004 Marques de Casa Concha Syrah, £7.99, Majestic.” And: “the vivid, accessible 2005 Torreon de Paredes Syrah Reserve Rengo, Cachapoal Valley, £7.99 bottle/case, Forth Wines.”
The Independent, 20.05.06, p51 (Mag), [Anthony Rose]