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Our 2013 Aix begins with a powerful color of deep black/purple tinted by magenta edges followed with aromas that show off an array of mixed dark fruits including black cherries, black currants, plums and blackberry jam. The nose continues with notes of violets, Herbs de Provence, ground black pepper and toasted vanilla. The flavors are vibrant and lively with good concentration showing black raspberries, dark chocolate, tobacco and sanguine (i.e. red) meaty characteristics from the Syrah; a perfect partner for grilling.
Winner of GOLD, BEST IN CLASS at the Sunset International Wine Competition
93 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
93 Points - Stephen Tanzer for Vinous
Showing qualities of crushed stones and deep, dark fruits like boysenberry, blackberries, cracked pepper and black olive, this is a very European-style Syrah.In addition, exotic notes of burnt citrus, freshly crushed vanilla bean, red apricots and new leather enhance the dark fruit core. Although this vintage is young and muscular, generous flavors are already developing and filling the mouth giving a hint of what is to come, a very complex Syrah.
92 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
92 Points - Stephen Tanzer for Vinous
The 2013 vintage has an expansive nose of blue fruits, blackberries, violets, cherry blossoms, vanilla mint and citrus oil followed by mineral and garrigue (i.e., wild, fragrant herbs) characters. A glass-staining black purple color reinforces the aromas. As always there is a generosity of flavors that include lush brambleberries, blackberries, cherries, orange spice, black pepper and cumin. 2013 proves to be a ripe and powerful vintage as is evident in this release of Grand Ciel Syrah.
95 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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