A floral Syrah if I’ve ever smelled one, honeysuckle, violets; the nose is just gorgeous. There’s a meaty funkiness there too, with all that savory olive that I so adore in cool-climate Syrah. The ’15’s coming out of the Northern Rhone are a force to be reckoned with, buy, buy, buy, even these less expensive versions. This Syrah is probably made from the leftovers of the ’15 vintage and even it is good.
I haven’t exactly heard rave reviews of the cooperative of Tain L’Hermitage before. From what I understand they are basically a group of winemakers who make wine from some of the lesser vineyards around Hermitage and not much of it is usually good. 2015 is one of the better vintages in the history of the Northern Rhone so it’s like that one vintage in Napa where there was such a surplus of good wine that even Charles Shaw was kinda good.
So get some 2015 Northern Rhone Syrah